Why is there such little publicity for the expulsion of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe in the timeframe of 1945-1947? I’m placing this here because it’s too IMHO for GQ, and probably too controversial for IMHO.
During this tragic period, at least 13 million German civilians were forcibly deported, mainly from Poland and Czechoslovakia. RJ Rummel estimates 1,782,000 perished, whilst military historian John Keegan believes the number of dead around 2,100,000. Books on this subject in English are few, with the most notable having been written by scholar Alfred-Maurice de Zayas.
I personally feel it may be the connections with Holocaust deniers, wherein that Holocaust deniers trumpet this ethnic cleansing as evidence of an anti-German conspiracy. Some nutty scholars, like Bacque, have written on this ethnic cleansing, but so have reliable ones, like Rummel, de Zayas, and Keegan.