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Nemesis at Potsdam: The Anglo-Americans and the Expulsion of the Germans

Nemesis at Potsdam The Anglo Americans and the Expulsion of the Germans At the end of World War II than fifteen million Germans were driven from their homes in central and eastern Europe Those who survived the massive migration which had been set in motion by an internat

  • Title: Nemesis at Potsdam: The Anglo-Americans and the Expulsion of the Germans
  • Author: Alfred de Zayas
  • ISBN: 9780897253604
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the end of World War II than fifteen million Germans were driven from their homes in central and eastern Europe Those who survived the massive migration, which had been set in motion by an international agreement signed at Potsdam in 1945, were crowded into the ruined Reich Alfred de Zalas writes The human misery that accompanied this movement, especially in thAt the end of World War II than fifteen million Germans were driven from their homes in central and eastern Europe Those who survived the massive migration, which had been set in motion by an international agreement signed at Potsdam in 1945, were crowded into the ruined Reich Alfred de Zalas writes The human misery that accompanied this movement, especially in the years 1945 48, makes up one of the most distressing chapters of twentieth century history It is in a sense astonishing that years after the war so little is known outside Germany about this unhappy sequel Even less has been discussed about the role that the United States in Great Britain played in authorizing the expulsion In this book he addresses questions largely ignored by historians How did this extraordinary event come about Was it necessary for the peace of Europe To what extent did the Western democracies share in the responsibility Was their involvement compatible with democratic and humanitarian principles from book s back cover

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    1. During the post-war period German citizens and people of German ancestry, were brutally expelled from various Eastern European countries.This book provides a very disturbing account of what has been termed the Potsdam mass atrocity.It was officially demanded that millions of peaceful inhabitants of the Sudetenland,Prussia, Czechoslovakia and the Ruhr,Germany's most industrialized area, be ruthlessly robbed of their homes, their businesses seized and then made to travel to Western Germany.Hundred [...]


    2. Following WWII, Germany lost the territories of Silesia, Pomerania, the Sudetenland, and East Prussia all of which had been possessed by Germany and populated mostly by German-speakers sicce the middle ages.In the several months following the war, these areas were "ethnically cleansed" of Germans by the Polish and Czech governments. 16 million ethnic Germans were driven out of their homes, sometimes with only few minutes notice, and forced to live in smoldering ruins of Germany proper.About 2 mi [...]


    3. This book is yet another example of how little history is actually taught in schools. When I was in school history of WWII mainly talked about the Western fronts, the Jewish Holocaust and Pearl Harbor. There is so little we are taught about what actually happened in other parts of the world. As an adult I have learned more about the Eastern front and the atrocities committed by Stalin than I would have ever believed as a student.Nemesis at Potsdam deals with the expulsion of the Germans from the [...]


    4. It didn't live up to my expectations, though from a historical view point regarding the treaties signed between the countries & what happened in regards to them, it was informative.


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