Volks·​deut·​scher | \ ˈfōlksˌdȯichə(r) \
plural Volksdeutsche\ -​chə \

Definition of Volksdeutscher

: a person of German ethnic origin long settled in a central or east European country, repatriated for political reasons by the Nazi regime, and expelled into West Germany after World II

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History and Etymology for Volksdeutscher

German, from volks (genitive of volk people, nation) + deutscher, noun, German, from deutsch, adjective, German, from Old High German diutisc

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“Volksdeutscher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volksdeutscher. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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