Ethnic GermanThe term Ethnic German in context of WWII and Germany after 1933 applies to Volksdeutsche.
In other context it means: an ethnic German (usually simply called German) is someone who is considered by himself or others to be German. Characteristics are:
- Cultural connection with German culture
- Speaking the German language
- Having ancestors who lived in Germany or an area that at the time was part of Germany or otherwise considered German
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