The earliest migration in history took place 1.8 million years ago when Homo erectus migrated from Africa to Eurasia. Homo sapiens left Africa about 60 thousand years ago.
In the 16th century around 240 thousand, and in the 17th century nearly half a million, Spaniards immigrated to America at the dawn of the colonization of the New World.
Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, an estimated 12-13 million people were transferred from Africa to America. Nearly 10-20 percent of the enslaved died during these devilish voyages.
After the Second World War an estimated 12-16.5 million Germans living in Central and Eastern Europe were forced to leave their homeland due to the decision of the victorious Allies.
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