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For the most part, the Nazis were successful in accomplishing their two goals as well as devastating the lives of the for letters stating that their jobs no longer existed or that their possessions were to be handed over to the German Reich. The Nazis occupying the towns asserted that the consequence of dissension was severe punishment or death.
As the Jews were stripped of their belongings, they also were stripped of their purpose and their identity. Most of the deportees were shipped to concentration camps throughout Europe for slave labor or to be put to death.
The Nazis maintained their clear purpose of cleansing Europe of the Jews, Gypsies, criminals, and foreign nationalists, and they carried these goals into the occupied territories for implementation. The Nazis stripped away their lives and their identities in an effort to expand their own race at the expense and exploitation of the Jewish race.
Lebensraum: Living Space for the German Race Page 15 The main reason for the Nazi expansion into its neighboring western countries was built upon the principle of lebensraum. Ratzel studied how humans reacted to their environment and were especially interested in human migration. In , Ratzel published an essay called "Der Lebensraum" "The Living Space" , in which he posited that all peoples as well as animals and plants needed to expand their living space in order to survive.
In general, Hitler agreed with the concept of expansion to add more living space for the German Volk people. However, rather than adding colonies to make Germany larger, Hitler wanted to enlarge Germany within Europe. Adding living space was believed to strengthen Germany by helping solve internal problems, make it militarily stronger, and help make Germany become economically self-sufficient by adding food and other raw material sources.
Hitler looked east for Germany's expansion in Europe. It was in this view that Hitler added a racist element to Lebensraum. This book became a classic on Germany's need for space and the book's title soon became a popular National Socialist slogan. In Nazi ideology, Lebensraum meant the expansion of Germany to the east in search of a unity between the German Volk and the land the Nazi concept of Blood and Soil.
Hitler and 'Lebensraum' in the East
Israel Gutman ed. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich. New York: Da Capo Press, Share Flipboard Email. Jennifer Rosenberg is a historian, history fact-checker, and freelance writer who writes about 20th-century history topics.