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German Expulsion After WWII
Following WWII, 12 to 14 million ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from their homes, deported from their countries, housed in the same camps used by the Nazis, and suffered violence and atrocities akin to what Jews had suffered during the war. Why has this story been "hidden in plain sight?" Because the Allies knew about it, were complicit in it, and condoned it. Ray Douglas, scholar of 20th Century Europe and author of Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War, joins Thinking Aloud to discuss this distressing topic.—Original airdate: 7/16/2012

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