Erika Steinbach and German Victims of WWII 'I Want the Truth, and Nothing But'

Erika Steinbach is a hated figure in Poland. She has dedicated her career to documenting the suffering of Germans expelled from Eastern Europe following World War II. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to her about the most recent flare up in Berlin-Warsaw relations and about what Poles must still learn about history.
Erika Steinbach is head of the Federation of Expellees, a group dedicated to documenting the suffering of Germans expelled from parts of Eastern Germany following World War II.

Erika Steinbach is head of the Federation of Expellees, a group dedicated to documenting the suffering of Germans expelled from parts of Eastern Germany following World War II.

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Interview conducted by Claus-Christian Malzahn and Hans-Ulrich Stoldt Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan