The International Migration of German Great War Veterans

Emotion, Transnational Identity, and Loyalty to the Nation, 1914-1942

  • Erika Kuhlman

About this book


This book uses story-telling to recreate the history of German veteran migration after the First World War. German veterans of the Great War were among Europe’s most volatile population when they returned to a defeated nation in 1918, after great expectations of victory and personal heroism. Some ex-servicemen chose to flee the nation for which they had fought, and begin their lives afresh in the nation against which they had fought: the United States. 


World War I emigration imigration Germany United States citizenship naturalization veterans

Authors and affiliations

  • Erika Kuhlman
    • 1
  1. 1.Idaho State UniversityPocatelloUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50156-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50160-8
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