Flucht, Heimatlosigkeit, Neubeginn, 1945-1995
Published by the Landsmannschaft der Bessarabiendeutschen e.V.,
Stuttgart, Germany, 1995, 112 pages, softcover, in German language.
Edwin Kelm, President of the Landsmannschaft der Bessarabiendeutschen
states: "In January 1995, we are reminded of the exodus from the
Warthegau to West Prussia 50 years ago. It was the most difficult
and painful experience of the Bessarabian ethnic group after the
resettlement... Based on personal experiences and testimonies of
contemporary witnesses, we learn what happened back then and what
women, children and old folks had to suffer."
This book documents the sufferings as well as the achievements
of the Bessarabian Germans since the end of WW II to 1995. According
to Hugo Schreiber, who writes about the historical background of
the deportation from the Eastern provinces, says, "astonishingly,
information on the exodus and the deportation was often incomplete,
although reports were repeatedly printed in various issues of the
Heimatkalender. After the course of a half century we are to think
of the horrible events in the winter of 1945." The events as a result
of World War II are dealt with in this commemorative edition.
There are many copies of original documents, letters and certificates.
Contributions of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church which provided
assistance to these refugees are not omitted either.
Flucht - Heimatlosigkeit - Neubeginn: 1945 -
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