At the Yalta Conference and the Potsdam Conference, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union decided the fate of post-war Europe. At Yalta, the euphemism “reparations in kind” was coined to mean forced labor, sometimes labor unto death, by German civilians and POWs. At Potsdam, “orderly and humane” deportations was the term used to mean the forced deportations of between 12 and 14 million ethnic Germans from their places of residence in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Poland. These deportations resulted in the deaths of at 500,000 (possibly up to 2 million) civilians.
This is the “other” Holocaust, one that has largely been forgotten.