Emigration from Poland to Germany After World War II

Emigration from Poland to Germany After World War II

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. As a result of the territorial changes of Poland after World War II, Poland's borders were shifted dramatically westwards. Within Poland's new boundaries there remained a substantial number of ethnic Germans who were largely expelled from Poland up to early 1951. The remaining former German citizens were mostly so-called "autochthons" who were allowed to stay in post-war Poland after declaring Polish nationality in a special verification process.However, according to article 116 of the German constitution, all former German citizens, regardless of their nationality, can be "re-granted German citizenship on application" and also are "considered as not having been deprived of their German citizenship if they have established their domicile in Germany after May 8, 1945 and have not expressed a contrary intention." This regulation allowed the "autochthons," as well as ethnic Germans who at first decided to stay in Poland and were allowed to do so, to reclaim German citizenship and settle in West Germany.
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135730762
  • 9786135730760