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Tomenable
05-17-2019, 03:38 AM
East European Germans in Germany, November 1946:

https://i.imgur.com/7yNM6Xy.png

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Some interesting info about their regional distribution:

Germans from East Prussia settled mainly along the Baltic and North Sea coasts: "(...) The expellees from East Prussia moved westward along the Baltic Sea and piled up in large concentrations in both Mecklenburg and Schleswig-Holstein on the southern coast of that sea and near the Danish border. (...)"

Eastern European Germans in West Germany in 1950:

https://i.imgur.com/G9NPWb5.png

Baden-Württemberg only:

https://www.leo-bw.de/media/kgl_atlas/current/delivered/pdf/HABW_12_6.pdf

https://i.imgur.com/AMkyya0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FGo4i0k.jpg

Bavaria only:

https://i.imgur.com/oCm6iFw.jpg

Schleswig only:

https://i.imgur.com/JJKSLSg.jpg

There was a large gender imbalance in the expellee population, the men having been lost in the war:

https://i.imgur.com/moN2POR.png

Regional distribution of East European Germans (where they settled):

https://i.imgur.com/3kITGsH.png

Breakdown of Eastern European Germans by their region of origin:

https://i.imgur.com/yUA6w1p.png

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But between 1950 and 1961 many Germans fled the GDR (Soviet/Communist Germany) and settled in West Germany - in total approximately 2,700,000 - including around 839,000 Germans who had previously fled Eastern Europe (and had initially settled in the GDR, later fleeing to West Germany):

"Of the approximate 2.7 million Germans who fled the GDR prior to 1961, 839,000 were expellees [from Eastern Europe]."

https://www.ifw-kiel.de/fileadmin/Dateiverwaltung/IfW-Publications/Richard_Franke/the-cost-of-remoteness-revisited/kwp_2070.pdf

https://i.imgur.com/E8Bf1r0.png