It is evident from all that he writes that De Zayas's sympathy for the expellees
is as human beings, the vast majority of whom had nothing to do with Hitler or his regime.
After the war, Bavaria accepted many of the expellees
, also known as Sudeten Germans.
bitterly lamented their enforced exile, and many Christians within this population shared Jokiel's sentiments concerning the connection between faith and homeland.
It is perhaps somberly appropriate to address the issue of Israeli settlements one week after a state investigation committee made its final report on the failed resettlement of the Jewish expellees
from the Gaza Strip.
8) The final episode of In Those Days depicts a pair of expellees
from Silesia, a woman named Maria and her baby daughter Mariele, who are accompanied by a former soldier named Josef as they make their way back home.
Religious refugees "Huguenots" from France, Protestant refugees "Bohemians" from today's Czech Republic, laborers from Prussia, Jewish-Russian immigrants, "slave laborers" forced to work in Berlin prior to World War II, foreign workers who came from German-occupied territories during the war, refugees and expellees
who were sent to the German capital after the war, and finally, Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Yugoslavian laborers who arrived in the city in 1960's all settled in Kreuzberg and contributed to the neighborhood's multicultural structure throughout history.
of Nvei Dekalim have at last begun to rebuild their community and their lives, with the laying of a cornerstone for a new synagogue.
Public discussions of the Nazi past and World War II in Germany were first about Jews and then expellees
, but not that much about what was done to Poland.
, along with POWs in Soviet captivity and civilian victims of the Red Army, became central figures in postwar German consciousness.
Yet, after 1945, the Heimat idea allowed Germans, especially expellees
from the German East, to present themselves as innocent victims of Hitler's War.
He referred to these expellees
as a "crawling Belsen," (144) thus explicitly equating their treatment with the treatment of the Jews.
In 1965 the German Evangelische Kirche invited its eastern neighbors to a dialogue of healing and reconciliation, while simultaneously raising the question concerning the plight of the Germans expellees