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Leaders within the Silesian Catholic expellee population also founded a variety of organizations designed to maintain solidarity among lay Silesian Catholics.
Expellees deserved compensation, argued Adenauer's Justice Minister Thomas Dehler, because they, like the Jews, had suffered the destruction of political rights, property, and life.
The analogy between expellees and the holy family is not unique to the film.
24) Consequently, the allies enforced the settlement of the expellees and the citizenship status of the resettled ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche).
In the following, I will examine the various ways in which activists in the expellee organisations have used the ambiguity of homeland and belonging in the political process in Germany and increasingly in Europe to further a political agenda that, while it has undergone major changes, remains deeply problematic in some of its objectives and many of its implications.
A major contention point with Poland arose over the establishment of a center for expellees in Berlin.
and the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police announced today that the iris-based National Expellees Tracking and Border Control System has processed over one million travelers to-date.
Subsequent claims of German citizenship by Ethnic German immigrants (Spaetaussiedler) are guaranteed in the 1953 Federal Expellee and Refugee Law as amended in 1993 upon their legal resettlement or "return" to Germany.
201) [hereinafter BVFG]); see also Birgitta Gaa-Unterpaul, Das Kriegsfolgenbereinigungsgesetz und die Anderungen fur das Vertriebenenenrecht [The War Consequences Settlement Law and the Changes for the Expellee Laws], 33 NEUE JURISTISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT [NJW] 2080 (1993) [hereinafter Anderungen fur das Vertriebenenrecht].
no one will take the expellee in, since expulsion is more dishonorable than imprisonment in the eyes of the rural population.
Several of the authors deepen our understanding of the process of expellee integration/assimilation by comparing developments in East Germany with the better-known West German case.
Ethnic German immigrants (Spaetaussiedler) are guaranteed in the 1953 Federal Expellee and Refugee Law as amended in 1993 upon their legal resettlement or "return" to Germany.