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Name File Type Size Last Modified
Bz_1939_Work force by sector gender and occupational status.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 585.6 KB 03/20/2020 01:33:AM
Bz_1950_Work force by sector and occupational status and total expellee work force.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 206.7 KB 03/05/2019 05:29:AM
Gz_1950_Residential housing by war damages.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 100.5 KB 03/06/2019 09:48:AM
VZ_1950_Population by age (groups) sex and expellee status (where available).xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 532.1 KB 03/05/2019 05:32:AM
Vz_1939_Population by religious denomination.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 117.8 KB 03/05/2019 05:30:AM
Vz_1946 Expellee population by gender and place of residence on September 1 1939 Württemberg Hohenzollern.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 13.1 KB 03/05/2019 05:31:AM
Vz_1946_Expellee population by gender and place of residence on September 1 1939 Vereinigtes Wirtschaftsgebiet.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 71.9 KB 03/05/2019 05:31:AM
Vz_1946_Expellee population by place of residence on September 1 1939 Rheinland Pfalz.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 22.5 KB 03/05/2019 05:31:AM
Vz_1950_Population 1939 1946 1950 by sex.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 95.8 KB 03/05/2019 05:31:AM
Vz_1950_Population by place of residence on September 1 1939.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 283.9 KB 03/05/2019 05:32:AM

Project Citation: 

Braun, Sebastian Till, and Franke, Richard. The economic integration of expellees and their effects on the West Germany economy, 1945-70. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-06-08.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary The displacement of Germans from Eastern Europe during and after World War II is one of the largest forced population movements in history. At least 12 million Germans fled or were expelled, most of them from the eastern territories of pre-war Germany. The enormous inflow of expellees (Heimatvertriebene) caused a drastic increase in the population of West Germany. By September 1950, every sixth West German resident was an expellee. As part of the project “Die volkswirtschaftlichen Effekte der Vertriebenen und ihre Integration in Westdeutschland, 1945-70”, we have collected detailed county-level data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of expellees (Heimatvertriebene) and non-expellees in West Germany after World War II. The corner stone of the database is the occupation and population census of 1950. Other data sources include the census of 1939, 1946 and 1961. Sources are listed in each spreadsheet. By downloading the data, you assume full responsibility for their use. Please get in touch if you think that you have discovered a digitization error.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) (BR 4979/1-1)

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