Germans from the East: A Study of Their Migration, Resettlement and Subsequent Group History, Since 1945

Germans from the East: A Study of Their Migration, Resettlement and Subsequent Group History, Since 1945

by H.W. Schoenberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401032476
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/28/2012
Series: Studies in Social Life
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1970
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Forced Migrations in Modern History: An Introduction.- A. “Century of the Homeless Man”.- B. Scope and Approach.- C. General Background.- 1. Political Emigration.- 2. The Balkan Minorities.- 3. Forced Mass Migrations under Nationalist and Communist Totalitarian Systems.- II. Background, Flight and Expulsions of East Germans and Ethnic Germans.- A. German Settlements in East Europe.- B. 1914 to 1942: Changes and Plans.- C. The Westward Flight: 1943 to 1945.- 1. Military Operations in Eastern Europe.- 2. Evacuation, Flight, Subsequent Events.- D. The Potsdam Conference and the Expulsions.- E. Reasons and Reactions.- 1. The Allied Leaders.- 2. Reaction in the West.- 3. The Red Army.- F. Summary and Conclusions.- III. Resettlement and Integration.- A. Reception.- B. Policy under the Allies.- C. Policy under the Bonn Government.- 1. Major Economic Measures.- 2. Economic and Social Position of Expellees.- 3. Self-employed Expellees.- 4. Germans from Communist Germany.- D. Summary and Conclusions.- 1. Expellees and Refugees in West Germany.- 2. East Germans Outside West Germany.- IV. Expellee Organizations.- A. Origins.- B. State and National Organizations.- C. The Homeland Provincial Movement.- 1. The Northeast German Group.- 2. The Silesian Group.- 3. The Sudeten Group.- 4. The Southeast German Group.- D. Expansion of the Movement.- 1. The New National Federation.- a. Structure.- b. Membership and Finances.- 2. Expellee Press and Reunions.- 3. Cultural Relations and Contacts Abroad.- 4. Expellees in Public Life.- a. Expellees in Government and Politics.- b. Expellees in Education.- c. Expellees in the Churches.- E. Conclusions.- V. Political Aims of the Expellees.- A. Common Tenets.- 1. Basic Policy Statements.- 2. Varying Interpretations.- 3. Implementation.- B. Homeland Provincial Claims.- 1. Ethnic Germans.- 2. Reich Germans.- 3. Sudeten German Policy.- C. Assertion of German Rights.- 1. The “Right to the Homeland”.- 2. The Right to Self-Determination.- 3. The Legal Status of Germany.- D. Summary, Reactions and Conclusions.- 1. Reaction in East and West.- 2. Exile Mentality.- VI. The West German Public.- A. Policy Positions.- 1. Major Political Parties.- 2. Legislative Resolutions.- 3. Government Position.- a. Legal and Information Policy.- b. Public Schools.- c. Foreign Policy.- d. Quasi-Official Position.- B. Positions Outside the Government.- 1. Reactions Among West Germans.- 2. Right Radical Reaction.- General Summary and Conclusions.- Postscript.- Tables and Illustrations.- Index of Persons.

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