Photo Gallery: Tormented, Beaten to Death, Expelled
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Photo Gallery: Tormented, Beaten to Death, Expelled

A Time of Retribution Paying with Life and Limb for the Crimes of Nazi Germany

After Hitler's war had been lost, millions of ethnic Germans in regions that are today part of Eastern Europe were expelled -- often under horrendous circumstances. It has been proven that at least 473,000 people died as they fled or were expelled. The Nazis' crimes had been far worse, but the suffering of ethnic Germans was immense.
Von Christian Habbe
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt