Refugees and Bavaria, Salzburg 023.JPGMatthew Meyerhuber is a senior Honors History and German student at Hope College.  His primary areas  study are early modern and modern Germany, the Reformation, and the legal/political history of Germany and Austria.

Creator’s Note: In creating this website, I used German language sources wherever possible, and many of the quotations are my translations of the material (in fact, much of the existing material, particularly statistics, are available only in German).  I did this with the intent of best preserving the sense of the text for the sake of clarity and relevance.  However, when official English translations exist, especially in the case of the German Basic Law, I refer to those in my research for the sake of quotation.