Notes_from_Sept_29-1

Notes_from_Sept_29-1 - 1 September 29: topics I. Groups who...

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September 29: topics I. Groups who immigrated to Germany after WWII: 1) Ethnic Germans  Aussiedler -  German   settlers from ‘outside’ East and West Germany descendents of Germans who had relocated in previous centuries to Russia, Poland,  or Romania in the 18 th  century, Tzaress Catherine the Great (who was German) had invited  Germans to come to Russia to develop its agriculture These Germans lived in what was known as the “Autonomous Volga German  Republic” until Stalin, fearing that they would support Hitler, disbanded the republic  and sent many to Siberia. After 1945, Germany took in 10 million of these  Aussiedler  who were being  driven out of the Soviet Union.  Übersiedler -  Settlers who came “over” from East Germany to West Germany 3.5 million Germans who left East Germany for West Germany in the years after  WWII The ethnic Germans (Aussiedler and Übersiedler) were considered German 
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