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Pomeranian Genealogy

Expulsion from Pomerania

(Vertreibung von Pommern)

  • Acker, Margitta. From Baltic Shores to a Distant Land: Displacement, New Beginnings and Migration : a Girl from Pomerania Remembers 1939-1962. Canberra: M. Acker?], 2009.

  • Armstrong. Victoria Ruth, and as told by Eugene and Ruth Dietz. Surviving World War II: The Story of a German Soldier and His Family. Eakin Press, 2004.

  • Baziur, Grzegorz (2003). "Armia Czerwona na Pomorzu Gdańskim 1945-1947" (Red Army in Gdańsk Pomerania 1945-1947). Warszawa: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej.
     
  • Bibliography for Silesia, Province of Germany.

  • Brandes, Detlef. "Der Weg zur Vertreibung 1938-1945: Pläne und Entscheidungen zum "Transfer" der Deutschen aus der Tschechoslowakei und aus Polen". 2001.
     
  • Bundesministerium für Vertriebene, Flüchtlinge und Kriegsgeschädigte. Facts Concerning the Problem of the German Expellees and Refugees. Bonn: Federal Ministry for Expellees, Refugees & War Victims, 1959.
     
  • Chinnow, Henz. Pomerania: 1945 Echoes of the Past: A Teenager's Diary of Peace, War, Flight and Expulsion. iUniverse, 2004.
     
  • The Demise of Pomerania and Prussia.
     
  • de Zayas, Alfred-Maurice. A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the East European Germans, 1944-1950. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.  This work has transcripts of testimony by survivors.
     
  • Expulsion from Gross Tuchen: Reports of Witnesses.

  • Flight and expulsion of Germans from Poland during and after World War II. Wikipedia.
     
  • Flight from Eastern Pomerania.  The Flight of the German Population from Eastern Pomerania translated by Leslie A. Riggle in Kansas. Describes expulsion of Germans from Pomerania after World War II (Vertreibung). Excerpt from "Expulsion of the German Population from the Areas East of the Oder-Neisse", published by the former German Ministry for Expellees, Refugees and War Victims, Volume I/1, Pages 43E ff., Welbild Verlag, Augsburg, 1993)(In English)
     
  • Flucht und Vertreibung. Literature on the flight and expulsion. (In German)
     
  • Freund, Gerhard. The Sun Kept Rising: Adventures of an Immigrant. Xlibris Corp., 2001.
     
  • German Boy:  A Refugee's Story by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, published in 2000 by University Press of Mississippi, Jackson MS, ISBN #1-57806-274-8.
     
  • Germans Want Homes Back. War Echo - Ousted by Poland - In 1945, Germans - Want Homes Back - Dozens of Land Claims Arise - As Warsaw Joins the EU; Many Poles Are Dismayed - Klaus Glowna Pays a Visit By Jabeen Bhatti, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2004; Page A1.
     
  • Germany's Expellees and Border Changes - An Endless Dilemma? From the June/July 1995 issue of German Life. (In English)

  • Gormly, James L. From Potsdam to the COLD WAR. Big Three Diplomacy 1945-1947. Scholarly Resources Inc. Delaware, 1990
     
  • Die-Grosse-Flucht · Mass ethnic cleansing of Germans end World War 2. This forum is a reminder to the English speaking people of another part of WW2 history so often deliberately left out of educational curriculum by most Allied historians who always insist on their biased version of recorded events of WW2.

  • Jankowiak, Stanisław (2005). "Wysiedlenie i emigracja ludności niemieckiej w polityce władz polskich w latach 1945-1970" (Expulsion and emigration of German population in the policies of Polish authorities in 1945-1970). Warszawa: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej.
  • Jentsch, Mary Hunt. Trek: An American Woman, Two Small Children, and Survival in World War II Germany. New York: McWitty Press, 2008.
     
  • Kebschull, Heino, translated by Martha and Les Riggle. "Stories from Klein-Nossin, Kreis Stolp, The Flight and Expulsion from Eastern Pomerania," Die Pommerschen Leute (Fall 2003)
     
  • Kirchlicher Suchdienst.
    Geschaeftsstelle
    Lessingstraße 3
    80336 München, Germany
    In our documents are registered the Germans, who lived between 1939 and 1945 in the former east areas of Germany as well as Germans, who settled in East Europe and Soviet Union and were forced to leave their home due to flight and ejection. The almost complete data contain current more than 20 Million persons, sorted by their residence in the past.
     
  • Klein-Nossin Expulsion. Is a 50-page report published by Heino Kebschull in German. Click on "Literature" and you will find it under Monographien. Main chapters include: The End of the Ward, 1945; Flight 1945; Flight, Return and Expulsion; and In Klein-Nossin before 1945.

  • Krockow, Christian von, and Libussa Fritz-Krockow. Die Stunde der Frauen. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1989.

  • MacDonogh, Giles. After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. 2007.
    The book is written in English, Giles is a British journalist.  This is after WWII with the 12 million ethnic cleansing done at wars ends in the Eastern territories.
     
  • Massenflucht 1944/45. Describes flight and expulsion of 5 million civilians and about 500,000 German soldiers from Eastern Prussia and Pommern. (In German)

  • Naimark, Norman M.  Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe. Harvard University Press, 2002,

  • Naimark, Norman M. The Russians in Germany: A History of the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949. Harvard University Press, 1995.

  • Neuhoff, Willi. Stettin-Scheune 1945 Drehscheibe und Schicksalsort für Flüchtlinge, Heimkehrer und Vertriebene ; [nach einem Referat, gehalten am 17. November 1995 auf einem Seminar für die Kulturreferenten des Pommerschen Kreis- und Städtetages in der Ost-Akademie in Lüneburg]. Woltersdorf, Tannenweg 5: H. Jonas, 1995.

  • Nitschke, Bernadetta (2003). Vertreibung und Aussiedlung der deutschen Bevölkerung aus Polen 1945 bis 1949. Munich: Oldenbourg.
     
  • The Oder-Neisse Border: Where German-Polish Prejudices Meet. by John Dornberg from the December 1996/January 1997 issue of German Life. (In English)
     
  • Pejsa, Jane. Matriarch of Conspiracy: Ruth Von Kleist, 1867-1945. Kenwood Publishing, 1998. Ruth von Kleist, born to an aristocratic Prussian family, developed a deep friendship with Deitrich Bonhoeffer, the most well-known leader in the Christian struggle against Hitler. From that relationship, von Kleist became involved in the political activities of the time.

  • Podlasek, Maria (1995) (in Polish). "Wypędzenie Niemców z terenów na wschód od Odry i Nysy Łużyckiej". Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Polsko - Niemieckie.
     
  • Pommersche Landsmannschaft (Organization in Germany for Pomeranian expellees) Europaweg 3 , 23570 Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany.  Email: info@pommersche-landsmannschaft.de

  • Radde, Heinz. "Memories of the Expulsion from Gross Tuchen." Die Pommerschen Leute 33, 2 (Summer 2010): 25-26.

  • Samuel, Wolfgang W.E. German Boy: A Child in War. Broadway Books, 2000. Account of a little boy fleeing in advance of the Russian troops with his mother and sister.

  • Samuel, Wolfgang W.E. The War  of our Childhood, Memories of WWII. Accounts that bear witness to the unutterable horrors German children endured during World War II.

  • Sienkiewicz, Witold. Illustrierte Geschichte der Flucht und Vertreibung Mittel- und Osteuropa 1939 bis 1959. Augsburg: Weltbild, 2009.

  • Sienkiewicz, Witold, and Grzegorz Hryciuk. Zwangsumsiedlung, Flucht und Vertreibung 1939-1959: Atlas zur Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas. Bonn: Bpb, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2009.

  • A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the East European Germans, 1944-1950. An overview of Alfred-Maurice de Zayas' book about the expulsion of Germans after World War II.

  • Ther, Philipp (1998) (in German). "Deutsche und polnische Vertriebene: Gesellschaft und Vertriebenenpolitik in SBZ/DDR und in Polen 1945-1956". Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • Urban, Thomas (2004) (in German). Der Verlust. Die Vertreibung der Deutschen und Polen im 20. Jahrhundert. München: C. H. Beck Verlag.
     
  • Vertreibung aus Hinterpommern. Berichte aus Gross Tuchen und Ostpommern über Flucht und Vertreibung.  Compilation of stories about flight and expulsion from Gross Tuchen. (In German)
     
  • Vertreibung aus der Heimat Grafschaft Glatz.  (In German)
     
  • Die Vertreibung aus Groß Tuchen: Berichte von Zeitzeugen

  • Zybura, Marek (2004). "Niemcy w Polsce" (Germans in Poland). Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie.
     
  • Many more sites can be identified through an Internet search on Vertreibung and Pommern.  Also, check your library for  "Nemesis at Potsdam" by Alfred M. de Zayas, 1977. ISBN 0-7100-8468-4. Also, "Flight in the Winter" by Jurgen Thorwald.