Following the end of WW II in Europe in May 1945, there were more than eleven million displaced persons (DP) in Germany alone with several million other DPs in neighboring countries. Yet by the end of 1945, more than 95% of these DPs had been repatriated (both willingly and unwillingly) back to their original homelands. Less than one million DPs remained, either unable or unwilling to return to their homelands. Ultimately, the majority of these DPs were able to emigrate to other countries for resettlement and to begin new lives.
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Tom Sadauskas, PGSCTNE member, has been actively conducting genealogy research since 2000, with a special focus on Eastern Europe. All four of his grandparents and his father were born in Lithuania. He has made several trips to Lithuania and Germany to do genealogy research and has been successful in reestablishing contact with relatives in Lithuania as well as making contact with newly uncovered ones. Tom has made numerous presentations at various genealogy conferences including those organized by the Polish Genealogy Society of Connecticut & the Northeast Inc. (PGSCTNE), the Washington D.C. Family History Center and the Baltimore Family History Center. He is also a frequent contributor to the monthly Polish genealogy ezine Gen Dobry!
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