- From the German Lebensraum ("living space"), from Lebens ("of life") (the genitive of Leben ("life")) + Raum ("space"). (Wiktionary)
“Lebensraum" is the right to live, means one thing and one thing only, it means a world in which Germans may live and others may not live.”
“Long before the word Lebensraum was coined, empires had contended for new places to settle, new people to tax.”
“It was at the same time an early version of the idea of Lebensraum—living space—which Friedrich Ratzel, Karl Haufshofer, and Adolf Hitler subsequently propounded.”
“At the same time, they sought to opennew fields of exploitation—what in Germany came to be called Lebensraum living space.”
“Lebensraum," once applied to the conquered lands in the East, is now an ecologically correct moniker for niches reserved for toads and other endangered species.”
“So this was basically a "Lebensraum" argument like the one the Germans tried earlier in the century.”
“And, unless the author is endorsing some variant of the Nazi idea of "Lebensraum," he cannot mean that the murder of the Jews created room for the Muslims -- that there wouldn't have been space for the Muslims if the Jews had not been annihilated.”
“Or the guys who insist on maintaining a certain "Lebensraum" for Americans?”
“They were having what -- based on what Hitler said, too, in World War II, "Lebensraum," they wanted more -- more land.”
“Lebensraum", which for me has always colored the song "Room To Live" to the point that the simple country song seems extremely ominous in an abstruse manner.”
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