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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 IV: emigration,   pp. 19-24 PDF (2.5 MB)


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POPULATION CHANGES 1947
SECYION IV
Emigration
The number of per ons who emigrated from the U.S. Zone during 1947
is calculated at 203,000.11
Due to the specific demographic conditions of postwar Germany, popu-
lation movements which do not represent emigration in the usual sociological
sense must be included in the term "emigration". They represent
emigration
merely in a technical sense, and are itemized only to maintain the statistical
balance of immigration and emigration.
A. Catep-ories of Emigration
Examination of the different categories of emigration will show that
among the total number of persons who left the territory of the U.S. Zone
in
1947, the proportion of emigrants in the customary sense was small. As far
as the German population is concerned, there was no alleviatioA of the
pressure of overpopulation by emigration.
SABLE XIII
EMIGRATION FROM THE U.S. ZONE OF GURMANY IS 1947
May 1948
Categories of Emigration                          Number
Controlled emigration of refugees to
other Zones                                       28,600
Organized Return of Evacuees to Berlin                2,100
Prisoners of War released from the U.S. Zone          27,400
German Civil Internees released to British
and French Zone                                    9.900
Repatriation and Resettlement of DP                 125,200
Other                                                10,000
Total                                            203,200
A/ The same qualifications mentioned above with respect to immigration apply
to the data on emigration. The figure is based on estimates and compila-
tions of material derived from various sources.
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