Right of Return

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Right of Return

The legal right that an individual has to go back to his/her country. The right of return is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but there is debate about what is meant by "country," whether it refers to one's physical place of birth or the state with which one's ethnicity is associated. The right of return remains controversial in many places, notably Israel and the Palestinian territories.
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For instance, ethnic Germans (Aussiedler) went to Germany from Poland16, Pontian Greeks made their way to Greece and Turkey faced the influx of Bulgarian Turks.
(34.) The German government used the term Aussiedler in reference to persons from the German settlements abroad (Auslandsdeutschtum) who were now returning to Germany.
(2.) This group is usually called (Spat) Aussiedler. As a best translation, "repatriates" is further used throughout the text.
The search takes her into a vast geographic matrix: from her home in Toronto to Abbotsford, BC to interview her dying father, then to the homes of the Soviet Aussiedler community in Germany, on to the sites of the once-good life in Ukraine, then farther along the Trans-Siberian into the interior of Russia, to the western Ural Mountains, the northern gulag, the black soils of Omsk, Siberia, into the heart of Kazakhstan and beyond, always finding still more cousins.
1999 Aussiedler: Deutsche Einwanderer aus Osteuropa.
Germany still mostly frowns on dual or multiple citizenship, a debate relevant to the 1.6 million Turkish citizens living in the country; the Aussiedler, ethnic Germans of the Eastern bloc, have to prove their language skills to "return." My only claim to Germanness, aside from that blood rightand lives and slaughters four generations removedis my near-daily listening to Bach's St.
Russische Juden und Aussiedler: Integrationspolitik und lokale Verantwortung.--Rmt: Aussiedler: deutsche Einwanderer aus Osteuropa.
The largely negative experiences of the newcomers and the subsequent ethno-national re-negotiations are captured quite well by the titles of the various chapters, such as "From Germans to Migrants: Aussiedler Migration to Germany" by Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, "Ethnic Hierarchy and Its Impact on Ethnic Identities: A Comparative Analysis of Peruvian and Brazilian Ethnic Return Migrants in Japan" by Ayumi Takenaka, or "Brothers Only in Name: The Alienation and Identity Transformation of Korean Chinese Return Migrants in South Korea" by Changzoo Song.