|VOLUME 3 (2001), ISSUE 6 (WINTER)
MIGRATIONS OF GERMAN PEOPLE TO GERMANY: A LIGHT ON THE GERMAN CONCEPT OF IDENTITY
RAINER MÜNZ AND RAINER OHLIGER
The authors argue that German citizens who descended from German minorities in Eastern Europe were not able to establish a unified identity. At the same time, these German minorities were faced with the assimilation process, deeply anchored ethnic identities, double nationalities, and feelings of belonging to two different ethnicities. These immigrants are perceived in a negative way in Germany, giving them the same minority status that they had experienced in the Eastern European countries where they had previously lived.
German minorities - German immigrants - Eastern Europe
Rainer MÜNZ is a demographer and a professor at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.
Rainer OHLIGER is a demographer and a senior lecturer at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.
This book is the outcome of a collective reflection on immigration and interethnic relationships composed by a multidisciplinary academic team.
Translation in English by Patrick HUNOUT and Ellen MOORE-BOOHAR.
A part of this book has been realized thanks to the financial support of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the French-German Youth Office.
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