CONTENTS

 

FOREWORD

      Chapter I: Background

 

-           The Reasons for Ethnic Cleansing

-           The Expulsions

-          The Flight from the Red Army

 

      Chapter II: The Flight and Expulsion of the German Population from

      East of the Oder-Neisse Line (Poland)

     The Soviet Attack on East Germany and the Flight of the civilian population
     
     The Soviet Attack on East Prussia

     Stutthof Concentration Camp

     The Flight of the Population from East Prussia

      The Flight of the Population from West Prussia and Pomerania

     The Flight of the Population from the Warthegau (Province of Poznan) and East Brandenburg

     The Flight of the Population from Silesia

     The Return of the German Population to their Homes East of the Oder-Neisse Line

     Deportation of German Civilians as Forced Labor to the Soviet Union

     The Expulsion of the German Population from East of the Oder-Neisse Line

     The Treatment of German Civilians from the Former Reich Territories

     The Treatment of Volksdeutsche in Poland and in the Soviet Enclave of East Prussia

     The Expulsions

     The Polish Government’s Justification for the Expulsion of the German Population

     The Destruction of the Polish Nation

     The Historical Justification for the Expulsions


     Chapter III: The Expulsion of the Ethnic German Population from the Former Czechoslovakia

-          The History of German Settlements in Czechoslovakia

-          Evacuation and Flight of the Sudeten Germans from the War

       Slovakia

       Bohemia and Moravia

       The Prague Uprising

       The Condition of the German Population in Bohemia and Moravia at War's End

-          The Internment of the Sudeten Germans in Labor Camps

-          The History of the Theresienstadt (Terezin) Ghetto

-          The Czech Government’s Justification for the Expulsion of the Germans

-        The Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans Prior to the Potsdam Conference

-        The Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans after the Potsdam Conference

       Chapter IV: The Expulsion of the Ethnic German Population from Hungary

-          Introduction

-          The History of the German Settlements in Hungary

-          Hungary’s German Minority in World War II, Including Service in the Waffen SS

-          The Flight and Evacuation from the Soviet Army

-          The Hungarian Government’s Justification for the Expulsion of the

               German Community

-          The Soviet Occupation of Hungary and Forced Labor in the Soviet Union

-        The Expulsion of the Ethnic Germans

      Chapter V: The Flight, Incarceration and Expulsion of the Ethnic Germans

       from the Former Republic of Yugoslavia

-          Summary

-          The History of the German Settlements in Yugoslavia

-          The German Minority in World War II

      The Ethnic German Participation in the Waffen SS Division

      “Prinz Eugen”

-          The Evacuation and Flight of Ethnic Germans from Yugoslavia

-          Deportation to the Soviet Union

-          The Fate of the Ethnic German Minority in Tito’s Partisan Government


      The Treatment of the Children

              The Flight and Eviction of the Yugoslav German Minority

-          The Closing of the Camps, Forced Labor and Emigration to the

German Federal Republic


Chapter VI: The fate of the ethnic German minority in Romania

           -          The Historical Ethnic German Settlements in Romania

       The Transylvanian Saxons

       The Swabians of the Banat

-          The Inter-War Years

-          The German Minority in Romania in World War II

-          The Collapse of the Romanian Government and Soviet Occupation

-          The Evacuation of Ethnic German Civilians

-          The Fate of the German Minority after the War

-          The Deportation of Romanian Germans to the Soviet Union

     The Confiscation of Ethnic German Farms

      -     The Forced Resettlement of Banat Germans

      -     Developments after 1949

      Chapter VII: Conclusion; Integration and Reconciliation

       -     Integration of Refugees and Expellees into German Society

      Economic and Social Integration in West Germany

      Political Integration

      Integration in the Soviet Zone of Occupation

      -     Reconciliation with East European  Nations

      Reconciliation with Poland

      Reconciliation with Czechoslovakia

      Reconciliation with Hungary

      -     Relations with Romania and the Former Yugoslavia

      Romania

      Yugoslavia

      -     Concluding Remarks

 

Appendix: Letter of the Polish Bishops of November 18, 1965, and the Reply

of the German Bishops of December 5, 1965