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Expelling the GermansBritish Opinion and Post-1945 Population Transfer in Context$
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Matthew Frank

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199233649

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.001.0001

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‘In Germany Now’

‘In Germany Now’

The German Refugee Crisis, July–October 1945

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(p.122) 4 ‘In Germany Now’
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Expelling the Germans
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Matthew Frank (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233649.003.0005

The initial focus of this chapter is on the situation in Berlin after the British took over their sector in July 1945. The circumstances around how the refugee story broke in August 1945 are then examined as are other accounts by concerned British personnel serving in various capacities in Berlin. The emphasis then shifts on to Britain and the initial public response to the German refugee crisis once this issue became ‘headline news’. The emphasis here is on two figures who became the mainsprings of activity in Britain over the expulsions — the publisher Victor Gollancz and the clergyman George Bell — and the initiatives each took in September 1945 to raise public awareness about conditions in Germany as well as to rally support behind any British government action to enforce the Potsdam moratorium on further expulsions.

Keywords:   Germany, Berlin, refugees, public response, Victor Gollancz, George Bell, expulsions, British government, Potsdam

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