Definitions

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  • proper noun Territories considered appropriate for German annexation, regarded as vital for the natural flourishing of the German race:

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  • noun space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding

Etymologies

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From the German Lebensraum ("living space"), from Lebens ("of life") (the genitive of Leben ("life")) + Raum ("space").

Examples

  • "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.

    Hitlerism

  • Long before the word Lebensraum was coined, empires had contended for new places to settle, new people to tax.

    BrothersJudd Blog

  • 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.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • 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.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • At the same time, they sought to opennew fields of exploitation—what in Germany came to be called Lebensraum living space.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • At the same time, they sought to opennew fields of exploitation—what in Germany came to be called Lebensraum living space.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • At the same time, they sought to opennew fields of exploitation—what in Germany came to be called Lebensraum living space.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • At the same time, they sought to opennew fields of exploitation—what in Germany came to be called Lebensraum living space.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • 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.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • 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.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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