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Tanganyika (Ex-German Settlers)

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the position of ex-German settlers in Tanganyika, and, in particular, how many have been deported and expropriated without individual trial.

1,352 interned Germans were repatriated in the first nine months of the war, and 728 after the end of the war. These figures include wives and families. In 1946, an ad hoc Committee under the Chairmanship of the Attorney-General inquired into the cases of all Germans still remaining in internment, and those considered to be politically and otherwise unobjectionable were permitted to remain in Tanganyika. Altogether about 750 Germans were permitted so to remain and to retain their property.