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Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government. Civil Administration Division. / Population changes, 1947 : U.S. Zone Germany
(1948)

Section III: growth through immigration,   pp. 11-18 PDF (3.2 MB)


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- POPULATION
CHANGES 19477
SECTION III
Growth through Immigration
A. Character of 1947 Immigration
In 1946 there was a tremendous flow of immigrants into the U.S. Zone
of Germany, consisting mostly of expellees. Very early in 1947 compulsory
post-war migration virtually ended. Despite this fact, total immigration
into
the U. S. Zone in 1947 reached a total of 440.000. This immigration differed
from that of 1946 both in character and structure and in its demographic,
social
and economic effects.
Table VI shows immigration by kinds of immigrants. As standardized
migration statistics are still lacking, the data are based on estimates from
various sources.
TABLE VI
IMMIGRATION INTO U.S. ZONE OF G3RMANT IN 1947
Typo                                                Number
Expellees in organized shipments                         2,300
Germans from foreign countries                            8,200
Evacuees from Denmark                                    12,100
Refugees from other zones and Berlin
arriving legally                                      70.600
Prisoners of war                                       216,400
Civil internees                                            400
UNDPs from Belgium                                        3,800
Unknown a/                                             128,400
Total                                                  442,200
v This figure is not the result of registration, but is derived by
calculating the difference between the increase of population less
excess of births over deaths and all knowr types of immigration and
emigration. Thus, it is influenced by any inaccuracies in the sta-
tistics available for this analysis. For further discussion of this
figure, see the text.
B. Immiaration from Foreign Countries
The number of expellees arriving in organized shipments in 1947 was
only 2,300, entering principally from Czechoslovakia.
Another 8,200 Germans immigrating from foreign countries must be con-
sidered a part of the transfer of German minorities into Germany, the majority
of them coming from Austria, and some of them from countries overseas.
II
May 1948


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