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A Family of Expellees from the Sudetenland in Southern Germany (1948)
Along with Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony, Bavaria was one of the major landing points for expellees. A total of 1.938 million expellees were living in Bavaria in 1949; they represented 21 percent of the state's population. Approximately half of them came from the Sudetenland; slightly more than a quarter came from Silesia. Photo by Hanns Hubmann.