IRRC No. 227

The reuniting of families in Europe during and after the Second World War (III)

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During “Operation Link”, which was actively led by the ICRC as part of the overall family reunification operation, some 47,000 Germans and “ethnic Germans” (Volksdeutsche) were transferred from Poland to the Federal Republic of Germany by the end of 1949. This operation was focused on family separations that were a direct result of the war.

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