Reinterpreting the Expulsion of Germans from Poland, 1945–9

  title={Reinterpreting the Expulsion of Germans from Poland, 1945–9},
  author={Hugo Service},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={528 - 550}
  • Hugo Service
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article offers a reinterpretation of the causes and driving forces behind the expulsion of Germans from Poland at the end of the Second World War. Recent scholarship has taken us beyond the German victimhood consensus of West German writers and the sanitized accounts of Communist-era Polish historians. It has demonstrated that the postwar expulsion was not merely the product of international agreements or the impulse for revenge, but was principally the outcome of the Communist-led… 
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