Sudeten Germans make their way to the railway station in Liberec, in former Czechoslovakia, to be transferred to Germany in this July, 1946 photo. After the end of the war, millions of German nationals and ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from both territory Germany had annexed, and formerly German lands that were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union. The estimated numbers of Germans involved ranges from 12 to 14 million, with a further estimate of between 500,000 and 2 million dying during the expulsion.
Read Cornelius Ryan’s “The Last Battle’’. Read how the Russian Army ran amok taking Berlin. Today in Germany there are a lot of men and women 67 years old who know only(if only) that their father was a Red Army soldier.