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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 19 47
The count was based on registration forms which were filled out by dependents.
The registration revealed that a total of 390,000 prisoners of war known
to be
alive had not yet returned to the U.S. Zone.
The following tables derived from these figures provide much needed
information concerning the demographic and professional structure of the
PW
group. On the assumption that the characteristics of unreturned PWs are the
same as those received in 1947, the social and economic effects of past and
future movements of Ps into the U.S. Zone may be evaluated. As indicated
in
Table VIII, 79 percent of the prisoners of war are between 20 and 39 years
of
age.
TABLE VIII
PRISONERS OF WAR, REGISTERED IN TRE U.S. ZONE
BY AGE GROUPS, JUNE AND JULY 1947
Age Groups in Years                  Number                   Percent
Under 20                        17,745                     4.5
20 to 29                       160,968                   41.3
30 to 39                       147,225                   37.8
40 to 49                        60.830                    15.6
50 and over                      3,111                    0.8
Total           389,879^                 100.0
Including 1,262 female prisoners of war
A breakdown of prisoners of war by occupational classification is
given in Table IX. It indicates that in many of the occupations listed
there still is a labor shortage; in agriculture, building and construction
trades, metals, and woodworking.
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