The Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation is developing a Documentation Center in Berlin on the subject of flight and expulsion. This includes the history of millions of Germans at the end of the Second World War. The loss of one’s homeland is a universal experience, and countless people continue to feel its effects, up to the present day. The Foundation will offer a forum for historical learning, with exhibitions, events, and research opportunities.
Twelve million refugees and expellees were registered in East and West Germany in 1950. They had to eke out a living under extremely difficult economic and social conditions. Cultural differences also presented a challenge to the coexistence of the locals and the new arrivals. This is also evident in the traditional clothing that some Hungarian Germans continued to wear.
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