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Baltic Germans

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German offensive on the Baltics - World War 1

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wember/baltic germans/white midwestern americans/genealogy tree

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Baltic german/Estonian bird

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The Sound of the Baltic Prussian language (Numbers, Phrases & Sample Texts)

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People in Germany flock to Baltic Sea coast during scorching heat

The Baltic Germans are ethnic German inhabitants of the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, in what today are Estonia and Latvia. Since their expulsion from Estonia and Latvia and resettlement during the upheavals and aftermath of the Second World War, Baltic Germans have markedly declined as a geographically determined ethnic group. The largest groups of present-day descendants of the Baltic Germans are found in Germany and Canada. It is estimated that several thousand still reside in Latvia and Estonia.
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  • Ethnic composition 

  • Territories 

  • Conquering the Baltics 

  • Polish-Lithuanian and Swedish rule 

  • Russia's Baltic governorates (1710–1917) 

  • World War I 

  • Independent Baltic states 

  • Resettlement of all Baltic Germans (1939–1944) 

  • Destruction of cultural heritage in the Soviet Baltics (1945–1989) 

  • 1989 to present 

  • Notable Baltic Germans