||The Age Distribution of Refugees from the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR (1949-1962)
The GDR leadership was particularly troubled by the number of young and working-age people who fled the republic, since their departure threatened the GDR economy and the future of the entire country.....
||Refugee Movement (1950-1963)
In the 1950s, massive numbers of refugees left the GDR and headed to West Berlin and the Federal Republic. It was hard for the GDR to make up for the resulting personnel loss. Between the founding....
||Occupational Breakdown of Refugee Movement in Percentages (1952-1961)
In the 1950s, massive numbers of refugees left the GDR and headed to West Berlin and the Federal....
||Refugees from the Soviet Occupation Zone/GDR in the Federal States of West Germany (1950 and 1961)
In 1950, East German refugees accounted for 3.3% of all those living on Federal territory; by 1961, that figure had jumped to 5.5%. The increase was particularly dramatic in West Berlin. In 1952,....