In 1945, how many Germans were living in areas of eastern and central Europe outside Germany's post 1945 border?
How many of them died an 'unnatural' death (i.e. by murder, starvation, disease, execution, overwork in labour camps, etc)?
How did this death rate compare to:
- the post war death rate of the area they lived in or were expelled from?
- the death rate of Germans who came from within Germany's new border?
- the death rate in Britain, France, America, etc?
Edit: I'm trying to establish whether there's any justice to the claim that these Germans were the victims of genocide. This is a common claim by holocaust deniers, although of course even if it were true, that doesn't mean there was no Holocaust.
If there was a campaign of genocide, we should expect that these ethnic Germans were more likely to get killed than other racial groups in contemporary Europe.