Monday, December 19, 2011


Lebensraum German for "habitat" or literally "living space") was one of the major political ideas of Adolf Hitler, and an important component of Nazi ideology. It served as the motivation for the expansionist policies of Nazi Germany, aiming to provide extra space for the growth of the German population, for a Greater Germany. In Hitler's book Mein Kampf, he detailed his belief that the German people needed Lebensraum ("living space", i.e. land and raw materials), and that it should be found in the East. It was the stated policy of the Nazis to kill, deport, or enslave the Polish, Russian and other Slavic populations, whom they considered inferior, and to repopulate the land with Germanic peoples. The entire urban population was to be exterminated by starvation, thus creating an agricultural surplus to feed Germany and allowing their replacement by a German upper class.

1 comment:

Chaplain Tim said...

Chris Muir has been hitting homeruns lately. I'm glad we have an editorial cartoonist on our side, just to try to balance all of the mainstream morons that get published in the daily (can't call them news) papers. A touch of humor can make the history lessons easier for some to stomach.