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Europe’s unknown attrocity

July 2, 2012

In the aftermath of WW2, Allied policies forced the largest migration ever in Europe when some 12-14 million German speaking civilians, mostly women, children and senior citizens, were moved from were forcibly ejected from their places of birth in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and what are today the western districts of Poland, and forced to fend for themselves in Allied-occupied Germany.  Some 500,000 died in the process.

R M Douglas, associate professor of history at Colgate University, and his book Orderly and Humane: the expulsion of Germans after World War Two is the first attempt to document this untold story and sheds some light on this particularly dark chapter in WW2 history.  You can read more details here.

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