History of German settlement in Eastern Europe
The presence of German-speaking populations in Central and Eastern Europe is rooted in centuries of history, with the settling in northeastern Europe of Germanic peoples predating even the founding of...
History of German settlement in Eastern Europe - Wikipedia
Obama Warns Against 'Crude' Nationalism
U.S. President Barack Obama says there is a need to guard against the rise of a "crude sort of nationalism" in the future. His response came after he was ask...
History - Adolf Eichmann Kidnapping In Argentina
Richard Cavendish describes how Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11th, 1960. It was Eichmann who inspired Hannah Arendt's phrase ‘the banality of evil’. A career civil servant in Nazi G...
The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history
The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler wa...
Heirs of Jewish art dealers sue Germany over art haul sold in Nazi era
The heirs call for the return of the so-called Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure - which they claim their ancestors sold under Nazi pressure
Hitler’s Killer Women
The history of female killers—Hitler’s furies—during the Third Reich has been suppressed, overlooked, and under-researched. A new book pulls back the veil on the widespread involvement of women in the...
German Empire
The German Empire is at a State of War with an Aggressor of a Allied State of The German Empire.
Treaty of Versailles
The 6 months from the end of WWI to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
Ostsiedlung
Ostsiedlung ([ˈɔstˌziːdlʊŋ], literally east settling), also called German eastward expansion, was the medieval eastward migration and settlement of German speakers from the Holy Roman Empire (primari...
Ostsiedlung - Wikipedia
Hanseatic League
The Hanseatic League (also known as the Hanse or Hansa; Low German: Hanse, Dudesche Hanse, Latin: Hansa, Hansa Teutonica or Liga Hanseatica) was a commercial and defensive confederation of mer...
Hanseatic League - Wikipedia
Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights
The State of the Teutonic Order (German: Staat des Deutschen Ordens; Latin: Civitas Ordinis Theutonici), also called Deutschordensstaat ([ˈdɔʏtʃ ɔɐdənsˌʃtaːt]) or Ordensstaat ([ˈɔɐdənsˌʃtaːt])...
Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights - Wikipedia
Danube Swabians
The Danube Swabians ( Donauschwaben ) is a collective term for the German-speaking population who lived in various countries of southeastern Europe, especially in the Danube River valley. Mo...
Danube Swabians - Wikipedia
Germans of Hungary
Germans of Hungary (German: Ungarndeutsche, Hungarian: Magyarországi németek) are the German-speaking minority of Hungary commonly called the Danube Swabians (German: Donauschwaben). There are...
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Germans of Yugoslavia
The Germans of Yugoslavia (German: Jugoslawiendeutsche, Croatian: Njemački Jugoslaveni, Serbian Cyrillic: Немачки Југословени, Nemački Jugosloveni), are people of German descent who live i...
History of Germans in Russia and the Soviet Union
The German minority in Russia, Ukraine and the Soviet Union, self-termed as Russaki was created from several sources and in several waves. The 1914 census puts the number of Germans living in The Russ...
History of Germans in Russia and the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Bosporus Germans
Bosporus Germans are those ethnic Germans living and settled in Istanbul since the second half of the 19th century.
The first generation came a few decades before and especially during the three p...
Bosporus Germans - Wikipedia
Askania-Nova (settlement)
Askania-Nova (New Ascania) is an urban type settlement in the Chaplynka Raion, Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine, near the Askania-Nova biosphere reserve. It has a population of 3,475.
It was est...
Askania-Nova (settlement) - Wikipedia
German Empire
The German Empire (German: Deutsches Kaiserreich), variously referred to as the German Reich or Realm, the Second Reich, or Imperial Germany, was the historical German nation state that e...
German Empire - Wikipedia
Nationalism
Nationalism is a belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming attached to, one's nation. Nationalism involves national identity, by contrast with the r...
Nationalism - Wikipedia
Ostflucht
The Ostflucht (flight from the East) was the migration of Germans, in the later 19th century and early 20th century, from areas which were then eastern parts of Germany to more industrialized regions ...
Prussian Settlement Commission
The Prussian Settlement Commission (German: Königlich Preußische Ansiedlungskommission in den Provinzen Westpreußen und Posen; Polish: Królewska Komisja Osadnicza dla Prus Zachodnich i Poznańs...
Prussian Settlement Commission - Wikipedia
Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de Versailles) was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 Ju...
Treaty of Versailles - Wikipedia
Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
The Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (German: Autonome Sozialistische Sowjetrepublik der Wolgadeutschen; Russian: Автономная Советская Социалистическая Республика Немцев Повол...
Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic - Wikipedia
Free City of Danzig
The Free City of Danzig (German: Freie Stadt Danzig; Polish: Wolne Miasto Gdańsk) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea por...
Free City of Danzig - Wikipedia
Polish Corridor
The Polish Corridor (German: Polnischer Korridor; Polish: Pomorze, Korytarz polski), also known as Danzig Corridor, Corridor to the Sea or Gdańsk Corridor, was a territory located in the regi...
Polish Corridor - Wikipedia
Drang nach Osten
Drang nach Osten (German for "yearning for the East", "thrust toward the East", "push eastward", "drive toward the East" or "desire to push East") was a term coined in the 19th century to designate Ge...
Drang nach Osten - Wikipedia
Volksdeutsche
In the National Socialist school of thought, Volksdeutsche were "German in terms of people or folk". The term is the nominalised plural of volksdeutsch, with Volksdeutsche denoting a single female, an...
Volksdeutsche - Wikipedia
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for the German Reich from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler...
Lebensraum
In German history, Lebensraum (“living space”) was a racist ideology that proposed the aggressive, territorial expansion of Germany. Originally a biology term for “habitat”, the publicists for the Ger...
Lebensraum - Wikipedia
Nazi-Soviet population transfers
The Nazi–Soviet population transfers were a series of population transfers between 1939 and 1941 of tens of thousands of ethnic Germans and ethnic Russians in an agreement according to the German–Sovi...
Nazi-Soviet population transfers - Wikipedia