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Federal Expellee Law

Passed in 1953, the Federal Expellee Law regulates the admission, accommodation and distribution of expellees, refugees, Soviet zone refugees, (late) repatriates as well as resettlers from East Germany and the Soviet Union in the Federal Republic of Germany. The law defines expellees, Soviet zone refugees and repatriates and regulates their rights and benefits in West Germany. After the German reunification, the law was adapted to the new circumstances in 1992.