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Dystopian and anachronistic map of Nazi New Order.

“In late August Hitler told some close associates that the irreducible boundaries of the Reich and surrounding colonial dependencies were, until the time came for reconquest in the east, to be the Somme to the west, the Alps to the south, southern Norway to the north and in the east along the front between the Baltic and the Carpathian mountains, including western Hungary.”
(War Aims in the Second World War: The War Aims of the Major Belligerents by Victor Rothwell)

“Moreover, the Pan- German maps which are disseminated in Western Hungary, showing the frontiers of the Nazi Empire to be the River Tisa, are disturbing facts for a country which looks back proudly on a thousand years of history.”
(The Central European observer, by Joseph Hanč, F. Souček, Aleš Brož)

“In spite of plans to annex western Hungary, Hitler decided to leave the German-Hungarian boundaries unchanged because he needed a reliable eastern ally. In 1940 Hugo Jury demanded the annexation of Sopron, Koszeg, Mosonmagyaro- var, and St. Gotthard, an area which would restore the destroyed lines of communication and the natural market for the Burgenland. Based on documents in the Politisches Archiv des Auswartigen Amtes, Bonn, and secondary sources; 24 notes.”
(Historical abstracts: Twentieth century abstracts, American Bibliographical Center)

“Hungarian fears were voiced in the Hungarian Parliament by Miksa Fenyo and Karoly Rassay, even before the Anschluss. While Fenyo referred to the conquering gods of the Teutonic or Wagnerian Walhalla, Rassay warned: "if Germany launches its drive to expand in this direction, and this drive succeeds over the corpse of Austria, then the role of Hungary in history will be that of the weakest of all colonies. In a way, the invasion had already started; German tourists visiting Hungary spent time visiting ethnic German villages and spreading Hitler's ideas; the annexation of Transdanubia, they implied, will be Hitler's feat. Here we are primarily concerned with how Hungary fits or does not fit into the German Mitteleuropa scheme. Basically, we may distinguish between economic and political integration. Although for a while, as Gyorgy Ranki had pointed out, the Nazi government was willing to relinquish Southeastern Europe, including Hungary, to Italy as a sphere of influence, this magnanimity no longer applied once the plans for the attack on the Soviet Union crystallized. Indeed there were a number of half-baked projects on the German side. Thus the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle, under the Reichsführer SS, elaborated a plan in 1939 for the deportation of Hungarians from Transdanubia, and the settlement of the area by ethnic Germans. There was also a plan to settle both banks of the Danube south of Mohacs with Germans. The Reichstelle fur Raumordnung elaborated a plan for the extension of Germany as far as Lake Balaton and the city of Gyor — Hungary to be compensated along her eastern borders. Dr. Hugo Jury, the Gauleiter for the "Lower Danube," submitted several memoranda regarding the incorporation of the northwestern town of Sopron into the Reich. Hungarian statesmen had to be reassured on this score. The intent to annex Hungarian territory was categorically denied by Hermann Goring in 1937, and again, in the midst of the war, by Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. Hitler himself rarely made use of the term Mitteleuropa. Late in the war, in 1944, he told General Bela Miklos, that he was determined to maintain "die mitteleuropaische Position unter alien Umständen..." He would not refrain from resorting to the most drastic measures, if necessary. The only way to save the German minority in Hungary from "rabid Hungarian nationalism," insisted Hitler, is by "taking over control of the state." If anything, Hitler's Tischgesprache provide evidence that at the highest level there was no plan to incorporate Hungary into the Third Reich.”
(20th century Hungary and the great powers, by Ignác Romsics)

“The Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle had worked out a plan at the beginning of the war for evicting the Magyars altogether from the Dunantul and populating the whole area with Volksdeutsche, who were to be concentrated there from the entire Danubian area. When it was discovered that there would not be enough Volksdeutsche to go round, another suggestion was made to settle with Volksdeutsche a strip 50-100 km. wide along both banks of the Danube from Mohacs to the Black Sea. A third plan reduced this to a strip 35 km. wide, from Orsova to the Black Sea, with German colonies in the strategic key- points, including Belgrade and the Carpathian passes, and this was actually approved by Ribbentrop and Hitler and circulated to the Ministers concerned (Michaelis to C. A. M.).”
(October fifteenth: a history of modern Hungary, 1929-1945, by Carlile Aylmer Macartney)

“The Plan of the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle (Central Volksdeutscher Office) called for the settlement of Volksdeutschers from southeast Europe on both sides of the Danube downstream from Mohacz within a 50 to 100 km wide zone, which would be narrowed to 35 kilometers in the sector from Orszava to the Danube estuary. The plan had allegedly obtained the approval of Ribbentrop and Hitler and was duly forwarded to the responsible ministries of the Third Reich. This document is not available to us nor has its existence been confirmed. However, the documents dating from 1940 and 1941 in whose preparation the most influential institutions of the Third Reich and leadership of the German national minority in Yugoslavia have taken part are based on the aforementioned thesis.”
(The Third Reich and Yugoslavia 1933-1945)

„Die Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle, seit 1941 ein Hauptamt des Reichsführers SS, arbeitete 1939 einen Plan aus, in Transdanubien (Dunäntül) die Magyaren auszusiedeln und Volksdeutsche anzusiedeln; später dachte sie daran, an beiden Seiten der Donau in einer Breite von 50 — 100 km bzw. 35 km von Mohäcs bzw. Orsova (rumän. Orsova) bis zum Schwarzen Meer Volksdeutsche anzusiedeln s. 1940/41 dachten reichs- und Volksdeutsche Kreise daran, aus Banat, Batschka (Backa, Bdcska) und Baranya (Baranja) einen „Prinz-Eugen-Gau" zu bilden und Belgrad zu einer „Reichsfestung" zu machen. Die Berliner „Reichsstelle für Raumordnung" dachte von den deutschen Siegen im Osten bis Mitte 1944 daran, die Slowakei und das Gebiet von Raab (Györ) in ein Ost-Bayern einzugliedern und die südliche Grenze der „Südmark" bis an den Plattensee (Balaton) und die Stadt Laibach zu erweitern; als Entschädigung für die an das Deutsche Reich abzutretenden Gebiete sollte Ungarn das Gebiet um Lemberg und Nordwest-Rumänien erhalten. (Derartige Expansionsgelüste können nicht damit entschuldigt werden, daß auch auf der anderen Seite ähnliche Pläne geschmiedet wurden, so z. B. im Sommer 1940 in Laibach in der Schrift eines Erjavec, der das slowenische Volksgebiet bis Salzburg, Linz und Wien ausweitete.) In ödenburg selbst ging seit dem Anschluß Österreichs das Gerücht um, das Deutsche Reich werde dieses Gebiet früher oder später annektieren. Um den ungarischen Charakter ödenburgs und seiner Umgebung zu sichern, schlug der ungarische Außenminister Graf Csäky dem Reichsminister des Innern Dr. Frick, der im Juni 1939 in Ungarn weilte, vor, die Bevölkerung der dortigen kleinen deutschen Dörfer gegen die ungarische Bevölkerung der Gemeinde Engerau bei Preßburg (Pozsonyliget- falu, slowak. Petrialka; seit dem 1. Wiener Schiedsspruch beim Deutschen Reich) auszutauschen. Die Reichsregierung verständigte jedoch am 2. Oktober 1939 die ungarische Regierung, daß sie den Plan nicht akzeptiere *. In ungarischen Regierungskreisen kursierte im Jänner/Februar 1939 das Gerücht, Berlin werde bei einer Durchführung der ungarischen Aktion gegen die Karpatoukraine als Repressalie deutsche Truppen in das Gebiet um Ödenburg einrücken lassen.“
„Ein solcher Beleg sind aber die Denkschriften „Der Anschluß ödenburgs an das Deutsche Reich" und „Die Eingliederung des deutschen Westungarn in das Deutsche Reich" (mit Anlagen und Kartenmaterial), die auf Anregung des Gauleiters und Reichsstatthalters von Niederdonau, Dr. Hugo Jury11, entstanden lt. Eine Notiz des Auswärtigen Amtes vom 4. September 1940 besagt ls: „Der Gauleiter von Niederdonau, Dr. Jury, hat zahlreiches Kartenmaterial überreicht, mit dem bewiesen werden soll, daß die Grenze zwischen dem Deutschen Reich und Ungarn noch zu unseren Gunsten durch Einverleibung der derzeit ungarischen Gebiete um Wieselburg, Ödenburg, Güns und St. Gotthard berichtigt werden müßte, da dort zum großen Teil Deutsche wohnen. Es wird um Entscheidung gebeten, ob dieses Kartenmaterial dem Gesandten von Rintelen 14 zugeleitet werden darf.“
(Österreichische Osthefte)

“The short-sightedness of the Horthyite policy of territorial revisionism is demonstrated by the fact that, while Hungarian leaders were congratulating themselves on their success, in Berlin plans for the military annexation of Hungary had been ready for a year. Evidence of this is to be found in Hermann Rauschning's book.”
(The New Hungarian quarterly, by Iván Boldizsár)

“Veesenmayer wants to solve the Hungarian question in the manner that Hungary should come absolutely under the power-policy of the Reich. He strives for an enlargement of the Reich to the Danube, that is, a final incorporation of Hungary into the Great-German Reich. Paragraph VII of his proposals speaks already of a special emissary, invested with far-reaching powers. Veesenmayer was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary of the Reich.”
(Eichmann in Hungary; documents, by Jenö Lévai)

“Hungary was to be simply invaded, as an enemy country, and that by a mixed force which was to include contingents from Roumania, Slovakia and Croatia, besides Germans. The satellites were, it seems, to be rewarded by satisfaction of their national claims : Roumania and Slovakia by cancellation of the two Vienna Awards; Croatia by the attribution of the Muraköz, and it seems likely that the old plan of forming South Hungary into a Prinz Eugen Gau was revived. What was left of Hungary was to be placed under direct German government, involving at any rate the introduction of the Reichsmark as currency and the incorporation into the Wehrmacht, under direct German command, of such elements of the Hungarian Army as were allowed to remain under arms. Gestapo and specialist detachments were to carry through a complete clean-up of the country. Both Himmler and Ribbentrop approved of this plan, and certain advance preparations were begun.”
(A history of Hungary, 1929-1945, by Carlile Aylmer Macartney)

„Also: Der Führer hat es neuerlich Kaltenbrunner erklärt. Ungarn wird im künftigen neuen Europa kein selbständiger Staat mehr sein. Überhaupt wird an das Großdeutsche Reich alles angeschlossen werden, was früher zum alten Österreich gehörte, inklusive Kroatien und Siebenbürgen. Mit dem Verlust des letzteren wird Rumänien für seinen Verrat bestraft. Ob auch wir für die Niederlagen, die wir uns von Rußland beibringen ließen, bestraft werden, wurde nicht gesagt. Jedenfalls stellt sich diese ganze Problematik des Donauraumes, die seit Prinz Eugen die besten Geister befaßt und zu keiner entsprechenden Losung gebracht hat, nun höchst einfach dar. Sie umfaßt nichts anderes als eine Polizeiaufgabe: widerspenstige Völker kirre zu machen. Man sieht wieder, daß Hitler vom alten Osterreich und den ihm innewohnenden zentripetalen und zentrifugalen Kräften keine blasse Ahnung hat (wie übrigens zum Beispiel auch Neubacher wirklicher Kenntnisse auf diesem Gebiete entbehrt, sonst würde er nicht in der Wiedererweckung einer kroatischen Militärgrenze eines der Elixiere für die Losung der südslawischen Frage erblicken). Leider, fürchte ich, werden wir - wenigstens unsere Generation - nicht mehr dazukommen, unser Gehirnschmalz an diese Dinge zu verschwenden. Aber eines ist jedenfalls interessant. Irgendwie dämmert im Unterbewußtsein des Führers die Erkenntnis, welch großen Wert das alte Osterreich für die Behauptung des Deutschtums in Europa gehabt hat! Ich habe denn auch nicht verfehlt, meinem aus jüngeren SS bestehenden heutigen Zuhörerkreis vor Augen zu bringen, daß seit einem Vierteljahrtausend, das heißt seit der Gründung des österreichischen Großreiches, am Plattensee kein äußerer Feind gestanden ist. Dies zu ermöglichen, war erst uns vorbehalten . . . „
„Zu diesem hochmächtigen Manne, der auch das Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern trägt, kam ich nun. Was er mir erzählte, war im Augenblick so grotesk, daß ich meinen Ohren kaum traute. Ich wisse es vielleicht schon, daß der Führer bei völligem Verzicht auf Osterwerbungen die Absicht habe, alle im ehemaligen österreichischen Raume entstandenen Staatsgebilde unter unmittelbarer reichsdeutscher Herrschaft, sozusagen als Gaue des Reiches, zu vereinigen (unter anderem nannte Kaltenbrunner zum Beispiel Jury als künftigen Gauleiter von Ungarn). Daß solche Pläne existieren, war mir nicht neu.“
„Im einzelnen sollten Kroatien und die Slowakei natürlich irgendwie Bundesländer werden, wobei es für alle Beteiligten klar war, daß Kroatien ohne Pavelic neu zu organisieren sei. Ein Gegensatz bestand nur insofern, als ich der Meinung war, den Poglavnik so bald als möglich aus dem Lande herauszubringen, während Kaltenbrunner ihn drinnen lassen möchte. Der besondere Groll der Mächtigen gilt offenbar den Ungarn. Diese seien, Gott sei Dank, zu erheblichem Teile ausgerottet. Man werde so auf einfache Weise die Bodenreform durchführen können, das Land zunächst mit einem Heer deutscher und in Deutschland geschliffener ungarischer Polizisten überziehen und auch die Wirtschaft völlig unter deutsche Führung zwingen. Weites, unbesiedeltes Land werde Gelegenheit zu neuen, geschlossenen deutschen Siedlungen bieten, wobei Kaltenbrunner auch an preußische Siedler in der Puszta dachte. Ich erlaubte mir, an Serbien, Siebenbürgen und Rumänien zu erinnern. Serbien und Rumänien werde man wohl in ein Abhängigkeitsverhältnis zu Deutschland bringen müssen, über Siebenbürgen sprach sich der große Staatenplaner nicht näher aus.“
(Ein General im Zwielicht: Die Erinnerungen Edmund Glaises von Horstenau, by Edmund Glaise von Horstenau)

“Yet the damage his revelation had caused was not only irreparable; it spread quickly and alarmingly. Lakatos learned from his intelligence sources that had he taken over, the Germans would have abrogated the regent's authority and named a Gauleiter (provincial chief) over a large portion of Hungary, allowing the Slovaks, Romanians, and Yugoslavians to occupy the rest.”
(A Man for All Connections, by Andrew Handler)

“On that occasion, I showed him a document sent by the German Volksbund to Neubacher, the German economic attache to the south-east, outlining a plan to divide Hungary into its ethnical units and incorporate these on a federal basis in the National-Socialist Reich. Von Papen knows that I made no secret of this in giving the Germans my views on it.”
(Memoirs, by Miklós Horthy)

„Eine sehr konkrete Vorstellung zur Lösung der deutschen Frage im Südosten oder zumindest in Siebenbürgen hatte der VGF, als er 1942 beim SS-Hauptamt in Berlin seinem Schwiegervater SS-Obergruppenführer Berger den Vorschlag machte, Siebenbürgen unter Abtrennung von Rumänien unmittelbar oder mittelbar zum Reichsgebiet zu machen. Damit dieser Vorschlag für die Nachwelt nachweisbar von ihm stamme, schrieb er auch einen gleichlautenden Brief an den Reichsführer SS Himmler. Erschütterungen in Rußland Franz nahm wieder Abschied von der Schule.“
(Sarah: Unerhörte Schicksale 1933-1995, by Hans Wolfram Hockl)

„Volksgruppenführer Andreas Schmidt ließ bereits im Februar 1941 den Gauleiter des rumänischen Banats, Peter Anton, den Leiter des Schulamtes, Nikolaus Hans Hockl, und den Leiter des Amts für Propaganda, Hans Wedel, ihrer Ämter entheben, weil sie sich angeblich für den Anschluß des rumänischen Banats an den geplanten „Reichsgau Banat" eingesetzt hatten, was als Landesverrat gegenüber Rumänien hätte interpretiert werden können. In Wirklichkeit sollen diesen Amtsenthebungen persönliche Rivalitäten zugrunde gelegen haben, denn Andreas Schmidt hat selbst, wie aus Schreiben an seinen Schwiegervater, SS-Gruppenführer und Chef des SS- Hauptamts, Gottlob Berger, hervorgeht, davon geträumt, Siebenbürgen unter Abtrennung von Rumänien „unmittelbar oder mittelbar zum Reichsgebiet zu machen". Sogar einige Tage nach dem Frontwechsel Rumäniens, im August 1944, hielt er den Zeitpunkt für gekommen, diesen Plan zu verwirklichen. Er befürwortete desgleichen eine deutsche Besiedlung der „Lücken" zwischen Graz und Siebenbürgen im Hinblick auf die Gründung eines deutschen Staatengebildes. Der siebenbürgisch-sächsische SS-General Arthur Phleps soll sich in einem Memorandum an Adolf Hitler dafür ausgesprochen haben, statt der geplanten Ostsiedlung die „völkischen Lücken" beginnend…“
(Siebenbürgisches Archiv, by Harald Roth)

„Auf Seite 37 E, Anmerkung 128: „In einem frühem Brief an Berger (6. 12. 1943) schrieb Schmidt: ,Nun habe ich meine Volksgruppe auf den Reichsführer geschworen, die Partei wird von SS-Führern geführt, die ganze Arbeit, alles steht zu Euch, der Schutzstaffel!' — Ende August 1944, wie ähnlich schon in früheren Jahren, setzte sich Schmidt offen dafür ein, Siebenbürgen unter Abtrennung von Rumänien ,unmktelbar oder mittelbar' zum ,Reichsgebiet' zu machen (an Berger, am 28. 8. 1944, vgl. dazu Berger an Himmler 2. 10. 1942)".“
(Südostdeutsche Vierteljahresblätter)

„Die deutsche Volksgruppe in Jugoslawien war in den letzten Jahren von Agenten des Deutschen Reiches als innere Sprengkraft benutzt worden, indem sie die Hoffnung erweckt hatten, auf den Trümmern des jugoslawischen Staates werde unter dem Schutz des Deutschen Reiches entlang der Donau ein autonomes Gebiet entstehen, möglicherweise noch durch andere Gebiete ergänzt. Teleki dürfte hierüber gewisse Informationen gehabt haben. In seinem Brief, den er am Tage vor seinem Selbstmord an den ungarischen Gesandten beim Vatikan, Peter Apor, richtete, begründete er seine unter gewissen Vorbehalten gegebene Zustimmung zur Teilnahme an der militärischen Aktion zur Liquidierung Jugoslawiens damit, daß sich, wenn nicht ungarische Truppen in die Bäcska einmarschierten, dort die Deutschen einrichten und einen deutschen Staat bilden würden, der die Bäcska, das Banat, das Komitat Hunyad, das Sachsenland, ja vielleicht sogar die Komi- tate Tolna und Baranya umfassen werde.7 In der Tat hatte der aus Siebenbürgen stammende SS-General Arthur Phleps dem Reichskanzler ein Memorandum unterbreitet, das entgegen Hitlers nach Osten gerichtetem Siedlungsplan eine Expansion nach Südosten vertrat und vorschlug, die ethnischen Lücken des deutschen Ringes, der sich von der „Ostmark" über West- und Südtransdanubien, die Bäcska, das Banat bis zum Gebiet der Siebenbürger Sachsen hinzog und die Nord- und Südslawen voneinander trennte, mit deutschen Siedlern aufzufüllen.8 Derartige Pläne ließ die deutsche Regierung jedoch unbeachtet, allein schon wegen der militärischen Zusammenarbeit mit Ungarn.“
(Ungarn und die deutsche "Volksgruppenpolitik" 1938-1945, by Lóránt Tilkovszky)
 
“During the Second World War, Hungarian policy towards the nationalities was considerably influenced by Hitler's programme, announced after the defeat of Poland in October 1939, for the repatriation of those Germans who were living in an "alien" environment beyond the borders of the Reich and who were exposed to assimilation with the local population. ln fact, these groups were intended to be employed as means of Germanizing Polish territories under German occupa- tion. After this, certain Hungarian chauvinist circles brought pressure to bear on the government to take the opportunity offered and conclude an agreement with the German government on the resettlement elsewhere of those Germans in Hungary who were unwilling to Magyarize. Regent Horthy supported the idea and in a letter of early November 1939 proposed it to Hitler for consideration. Horthy's initiative brought no response, for Hitler's resettlement policy encountered powerful opposition in the Reich, and even in the Nazi Party and in leading circles of the SS. The SS objected to the sacrificing of German positions which would result from the evacuation of German "ethnic groups" from South-Eastern Europe, or from the abandonment of those that insisted on staying there. The ethnic group leaders (Volksgruppenführung) in the "Sudostraum" also invariably adopted a stand against resettlement, and, joining forces with the internal opposition to Hitler's plans in Germany, worked out counterprojects, all of them based on the idea that the "historical calling" of German ethnic groups was to be fulfilled the "Sudostraum". One of these projects was for the establishment of a separate Transylvania under German patronage and Saxon hegemony. As a result of the Second Vienna Award, which divided the territory of Transylvania, as well as the German population living there, and which thrust new viewpoints to the foreground, this project was dropped in the autumn of 1940 and was replaced by one aiming at the unification of the Saxons of Transylvania and the Swabians of the Rumanian Banat in a "Volksstaat Donauland".”
(Danubian Historical Studies)

“It is our will to keep intact and to model to our fashion the raw material, the bearers of the conception of the great German State of the future. We shall have achieved our object when one day the German people — even those in the Central European area of colonization, in the advanced and distant racial islands and islets — is so strengthened in its every member that the danger of its assimilation disappears. . . . The Headquarters of the Schutzbund in the Reich can struggle only with spiritual weapons. It cannot work with the help of anybody, nor with violence. Our object cannot be any action comparable to the irredentism practised before the War by Italy. Whether one day such irredentism will not be an episode on the path which leads towards German liberty no-one to-day can say. . . ." Let it be well understood that what Loesch says about irredentism playing a part as an episode in some future stage of German foreign policy is not to be applied to Alsace or Posen or even Austria alone, but extends to the Germans of Sopron and Moson, and perhaps does not stop even there, but applies to even more distant Hungarian regions. There are, incidentally, German writers who quite openly and without any attempt at concealment announce such a far-reaching programme. For instance, Ewald Banse, in his book " Rassen und Volk in Weltkrieg ", which sold 100,000 copies says, " We can only establish the Third Reich . . . from the North Sea to the Raab, from the Memel Territory to the Etsch, and to the Rhone, by the help of blood and iron." According to him, also, the Hungarians do not even belong to Europe. Benno Graf, who is the recognized expert in Germany on the subject of the Ostraum, declared among other things in a lecture in Munich on 14th April, 1933: "Hungary is dependent on us, and not we on Hungary. In the long run we Germans of Hitler's Reich determine Hungarian policy. The little wretched Balkan Hungary, with its 8,000,000 inhabitants, has no right to demand loyalty from its Germans. A new slogan has made its appearance as regards the Hungarians : ' The German frontier lies along the Balaton Lake.' Every manifestation of culture in Hungary is German. It was we who trained this wild race of riders out of their nomadic existence, gave them culture and civilization. We cannot let this land, which our culture formed in its own image, be lost to us. We do not abandon our rights, because the conquest of this area depends absolutely and exclusively on us. ... I can assure you with absolute certainty, with my exact knowledge of facts and of our movement, that what I have said will happen. . . . The German cultural area must become a German racial area." Fritz Lange's book, " Volksdeutsche Kar-tenskizzen ", contains among other things a map showing the German areas of Tolna- Baranya. By the exercise of a clever technique, he twists his illustration of the areas containing absolute or relative German majorities, and those containing a German minority, and fosters the belief in a German- reading public not accustomed to the study of maps that in those districts there are no Hungarians at all. He adds this explanation to the map : "In Baranya, in the triangle between the Danube and the Drave, we find an almost closed German area. The German colonists here too made a paradise out of nothing, and raised a new world out of the swamps. But they received no thanks for it. Baranya was dispersed." He attributes violent measures of Magyarization to the Hungarians. In another place he remarks that Sopron, Moson, Magyarovar, Hegyeshalom are pure German districts. The Hungarian linguistic frontier, he contends, begins at Nagycenk, and after reaching up to the southernmost corner of the Neusiedler Lake, runs along the canal up to the Danube. In explaining the Peace Treaties, he writes nothing more than: " Hungary succeeded in keeping in her power the German-speaking districts of Moson and Sopron and surroundings." Then comes a map of the Burgenland, " which, on the basis of the right of self-determination, in 191 8 wished to join up with Austria, and with the latter, to return to the Reich; and which stretches out into the counties of Pozsony, Moson, Sopron and Vas. But in Paris again they decided otherwise." Byway of correction of the dispositions of the Peace Treaties, he wishes quite simply to join up to Austria and therewith to the German Reich, not only Pozsony, but Magyarovar, Sopron, Koszeg and St. Gotthard. The paper Deutsche Arbeit, in its number of November 1936, declared that Hungary's revisionist claim to the Burgenland was quite untenable. On the other hand, Germany had a revisionist claim on Hungary, because she, by faking a plebiscite, had taken from Germany the capital of the Burgenland, Sopron. The German geo-political writer Springschmidt also remarks in his book which appeared in 1937: " The Hungarians erupted into Sopron, and therewith cut off the Burgenland from its natural capital." Finally, we find in the diary published in 1937 by the Volksbund, and intended for Germans living abroad, that, among other things, " We do not want what belongs to somebody else, but the ground, wherever it may be in the world, where Germans live, belongs to us." That these conceptions are not isolated phenomena in Germany is brilliantly proved by maps put into circulation in the Third Reich — but also distributed in our country, Hungary — which show Germany's frontiers at the Raab and the Balaton Lake. The Zeit- gemässes Mitteleuropa map has the modesty simply to include the whole of Trans- danubian Hungary, as well as Budapest, in the German Reich. Until this dream of the German community can be realized, propaganda continues to be vigorously carried on among the Germans living abroad. The Headquarters of the Volksbund in Germany constantly interferes in their lives, gives them instructions and general directions, provides them plentifully with money, and brings them into friction with the State to which they belong.”
(Germanys̓ war chances as pictured in German official literature, by Ivan Lajos)

We must learn to know the bases of German politics and recognise the aims which they are pursuing, slowly and tenaciously, by means of a masterful propaganda among millions of people. From books by Karl von Loesch, Ewald Banse, Benno Graf, Friedrich Lange, and others. Dr. Lajos seeks to show that German expansion would involve Hungarian territories. He quotes such assertions as: "The German frontier lies at the Balaton Lake," and " The small, miserable, Balkanic, spiteful Hungary, with her 8,000,000 inhabitants, has no right to exact citizen-loyalty from the Germans."
(The Times Cuttings: Hungary)

German Race in South-eastern Europe Dr. Josef Marz, Professor of Prague University, National Zeitung, Essen (24.9.42) : " Since the days of the Hungarian Queen Gisela, when German knights, burgers, peasants and craftsmen helped to bring Hungary to order within the European community of nations,"since the immigration of the Mosel Franks to Transylvania, when a firmly established German community sprang into existence, up to the colonization of the Banat and far into the 1 9th ( century, the German race (Volkstum) has again and again acted as a leaven, permeating the countries of South-eastern Europe.
(Miscellaneous publications, Great Britain. Ministry of Information,)

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“During the war, Himmler briefly entertained the idea of setting up a reservation for the "racially pure Sinto and Lalleri Gypsies.”
(God, Greed, and Genocide: The Holocaust Through the Centuries, by Arthur Grenke)

“On order by Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, Gypsies were further classified by tribes: Lalleri, Sinti, and Romani, who, Ritter recommended, should be isolated and put on reservations. According to Himmler and his advisers, the Lalleri, German Gypsies because of their long residency in the country, and the racially "pure" Sinti, who made up about 10 percent of all Gypsies in the Reich, were to be declared Aryans.”
(The Gypsies of Eastern Europe, by David Crowe, ‎John Kolsti)

“In October 1942, Himmler issued a decree appointing nine Gypsy men as so-called speakers, eight pure Sinti and one Lalleri. They were to identify pure Sinti and Lalleri and some "good hybrids" for exemption. Himmler intended to permit these pure Sinti and Lalleri to wander within a "designated area" and to follow their "customs and habits." It was obviously one of Himmler's pet ideas to keep a few Gypsies, those he thought most representative of their kind, as living museum pieces on a reservation he would select and supervise. While some Nazi leaders were assembling Jewish books and artifacts to display after the Jews had disappeared, Himmler chose to collect living specimens to exhibit after the Gypsies had disappeared.
(Nazi Genocide, by Henry Friedlander)
 
“For ideological reasons, SS-Chief Heinrich Himmler wanted to spare a small minority of "pure" German Sinti and Lalleri Gypsies, eventually to be concentrated on a reservation somewhere in the General Government.”
(Holocaust: The end of the final solution and its aftermaths, by David Cesarani, Sarah Kavanaugh)
 
“Himmler had not yet given up his plans to exclude the racially pure Sinti and Lalleri from the general Gypsy statutes and persecution plans. His plan, to allow this privileged group "to roam in a certain area [according to Joan Riedl, he probably thought of the district of Ödenburg, now Sopron, in Hungary], to live according to their customs and traditions and to work in an occupation suitable to their tribe," reminds one of colonial reservations. The preparations to realize this special plan were still in progress — the suitable group of people had yet to be determined — when this decree was superseded by the next one that contained the final solution to the Gypsy question.”
(National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria, by Erika Thurner)

“Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz, in his postwar memoirs named the area of Lake Neusiedler on the border between Austria and Hungary as the place assigned to the pure Gypsies, but we have no corroboration for this recollection. The RKPA is supposed to have thought of a reservation in the General Government and even to have proposed allowing the pure Gypsies to join an “Indian Legion” recruited from Indian prisoners of war. But we lack details for these schemes too. The issue of the “settlement of the pure Gypsies” was discussed at a 35-minute meeting between Sievers and Nebe on February 10, 1943,19 and that is the last time this subject is referred to in any documentary source.”
(Essays on Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention, by Guenter Lewy)

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The staff officer recording Hitler's views noted, How long the Führer will adhere to the treaty concluded with Slovakia is doubtful. The High Command of the Army has the impression that when the time comes the Führer will rid himself of this, and will use Slovakia as a political bargaining counter between himself, Poland, and Hungary. For the time being, however, Hungary is to be kept in check. The Führer agrees with the proposed frontier delimitation (line of the Waag) [the river Vah, presumably the military frontier between Slovakia and the Protectorate]. Should Slovakia be partitioned, the eastern frontier (Nitra line) is to become the frontier and Pressburg [Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia] is to be included.
"The time had come to make perfectly plain once again, particularly with reference to the countries of Southeastern Europe, that Slovakia is in our Lebensraum, that is, that our wishes alone count".
(Hitler’s War Aims, the establishment of the New Order, Norman Rich)

“Thus, in the summer of 1940, with Germany's international position consolidated by the victories in the West, the new German diplomatic representative, Hans Bernard, decided that 'the time has come to make perfectly plain once again, particularly with reference to the countries of Southeastern Europe that Slovakia is in our Lebensraum, that is our wishes alone count'.”
(Nazism, 1919-1945, by Jeremy Noakes, ‎Geoffrey Pridham)

„…weiterhin den Eindruck, die Slowakei als politisches Handelsobjekt zwischen Polen und Ungarn verwenden und über die Waaglinie hinaus die Westslowakei mit Preßburg bis zum Flusse Neutra dem Reich einverleiben zu wollen.“
(Der ungarische Revisionismus und die Zerschlagung der Tschechoslowakei, by Jörg Konrad Hoensch)

“The Fuehrer agrees to the border line proposed (line of the river Waag). In case Slovakia should be divided, the eastern border (line of the Neutra river) should be the border, including Bratislava. For Bratislava possibly a plebiscite ; the Fuehrer does not expect difficulties because the town is not tending toward Hungary. Engerau shall become a permanent Garrison.”
(Nazi conspiracy and aggression)

Lösung I : Bildung eines Gaues Böhmen und eines Gaues Mähren bzw. Marchland und Angliederung der Restgebiete an die angrenzenden Gaue.
Lösung II: Bildung eines Gaues Böhmen unter Einbeziehung des Gebietes Olmütz. Bei dieser Lösung wird in das Gebiet des Gaues Böhmen nach Lösung I das Gebiet Olmütz mit einbezogen, während die übrigen Gebiete Mährisch-Schlesiens an die schlesischen Gaue, bzw. den Gau Niederdonau abgegliedert werden.
Lösung III: Bildung eines Gaues Böhmen und Aufteilung des mährisch-schlesischen Gebietes auf die schlesischen Gaue, bzw. den Gau Niederdonau.
(Die Deutschen in der Tschechoslowakei, 1938-1947, by Václav Král)

“The Volksdeutsche of Slovakia were disappointed that the Fuhrer did not annex Slovakia and declare it to be a German colony, but Hitler had no wish to prejudice good relations with Slovakia for the sake of its less than 5 percent German population. Despite this disappointment, the D.P. consciously and, with the unconcealed aid of various agencies within Germany, set about building itself into a facsimile of the N.S.D.A.P. As the K.d.P., the party had had only 27,585 registered members, but as the D.P. it had (by March 1939) more than doubled this figure - about 20 percent of its membership being women. The D.P. was divided into seven districts (Kreise), administered by some 3,800 "political leaders."”
(Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, by David Littlejohn)

“At this point Slovakia also became a target of the SS and its ambitious population policy. Independent Slovakia, which had been created in March 1939, had a German minority of about 130000 people. The leadership of this group, which had Nazi views, sought affiliation with the Reich, which, in view of the areas of ethnic German settlement, would have implied the annexation of large parts of Slovakia. This was opposed to the official policy of the Nazi regime, which was much more in favour of a Slovakian state dependent on Germany than of bringing these ethnic Germans ‘home to the Reich’. In May 1940 Franz Karmasin, the leader of the ethnic German group, appealed to the RuSHA to join him on a visit to the ethnic Germans who were living dispersed in the Beskydy mountains in order to 'assess and examine their racial value'. Gu ̈nther Pancke, the head of the RuSHA, duly undertook a study trip to the area, informing the Reichsfu ̈hrer of its results: 'The whole of Slovakia is a huge graveyard for ethnic Germans.' On the basis of this observation Pancke developed a plan that, far from aiming to strengthen the ethnic German group, instead envisaged a fusing of the Slovakian population with 'the ethnic Germans'. In Pancke's view, after the removal ofJews and Gypsies, as well as the 'exclusion' of the population of Hungarian origin, amounting to around 500,000 people, it would be possible to win back this territory completely for German ethnicity, particularly if, in addition, some 100,000 ethnic German families were settled there.105 In March 1940 the SS not only began clandestinely to examine the ethnic Germans in Slovakia but at the same time set about forming an elite from the Slovakian Hlinka guards, which might act as the core of the fusion policy advocated by Pancke.”
(Heinrich Himmler: A Life, by Peter Longerich)

“President Tiso tried to walk a balancing wire, countering the more extreme elements of his party as well as the 'Deutsche Partei', the German party in Slovakia, which continuously clamored for a more Nazi orientation, and even the outright incorporation of Slovakia into the Reich. His intentions were quite evident to German diplomats in Slovakia, but it appears that Hitler thought best to countenance them for the sake of stability in the war effort, since Tiso was immensely popular among his own people.”
(Illustrated Slovak History, by Anton Špiesz)

“Their scholarship of legitimation aimed not only to boost German claims of having brought civilization to Slovakia in medieval times and consequently deserving special rights in the country, particularly in the stewardship of land and cultural “leadership.”3 It also supported the National Socialist leadership of the DP in its program of forging a homogenous Volksgruppe out of distinctly diverse, particularist German-speaking settlements in Slovakia.4 Ultimately, this sort of scholarship would have laid the intellectual groundwork for an eventual absorption of the Slovak lands and people into Greater Germany.”
“In what directions the IHF in Käsmark would have evolved had the war turned out differently remains pure speculation. Given examples from other regions, however, a probable scenario emerges. If the moment had ever come for “germanizing” the Western Carpathian region, including Slovakia, something several DP functionaries and SS officers speculated about,36 the IHF in Käsmark would have been perfectly situated to endow such dubious plans with a pseudo-scholarly cachet.”
“These included three major settlement regions, known as “linguistic islands” (Sprachinseln) in the ethnological jargon of the day: Preßburg (Slovak: Bratislava) and its environs in the southeast, the central region around Deutsch-Proben (today Nitrianske Pravno, before 1945 Nemecké Pravno) and Kremnitz (Kremnica), which became known as the “Hauerland”; and the Zips (Spisˇ) in the northeast. Furthermore, separate German communities existed in rural areas throughout the country and in most larger cities, such as Tyrnau (Trnava), Kaschau (Kosˇice), and Sillein (Zˇilina). From the DP's racialist point of view, people of German descent who had culturally assimilated to their Slovak or Magyar-speaking surroundings should be “reclaimed” as Germans. These included the “Habaner” in western Slovakia, a group apparently descended from sixteenth-century Anabaptist emigrants and a favorite subject of DP functionaries and Reich-based academics alike.”
”As early as 1937, Karmasin, then still right-hand man for the Slovak lands to Sudeten German Party chief Konrad Henlein, wrote that the Germans of Slovakia needed to unify their separate linguistic enclaves and link their political fate to that of German- dom as a whole, while also stressing their common links to other Southeast European German minorities.”
“According to DP functionary Ruprecht Steinacker, “We have the advantage that, owing to the betrayal of the Southeastern peoples, consideration for them will no longer be necessary when the ethnic group is rebuilt after the war,” 6 March 1945, BArch, R70 Slowakei 4/41-5. The SS-Hauptamt representative in Slovakia, Obersturmbannführer Viktor Nageler, claimed in his “political situation report for Slovakia”: “The racial substance of the Slovak people is the largely the same as that of the Germans ... [in that respect] all preconditions for an assimilation are given.” SS-Hauptamt-Chief Gottlob Berger to Heinrich Himmler, 19 February 1943, BArch, NS19/2042/8-9. In his study of the relationship between “race” and “folk culture,” Bruno Schier remarked on “the high percentage of the fair races in the composition of the Slovak people” without explicitly anticipating the Slovaks' assimilation. See Schier Schier, “Aufbau der slowakischen Volkskultur,” 140–150.”
(German Scholars and Ethnic Cleansing, 1919-1945 by Ingo Haar, Michael Fahlbusch)

“For, in the meantime, Sturmbannfu ̈hrer Nageler, who had been assigned to the Hlinka Guard as an adviser, had started to create an elite unit from the members of the Guard, the so- called Wehrmannschaften (defence teams), who were envisaged as in the future helping the SS to integrate Slovakia into a greater Germanic empire. By creating such an elite, Nageler intended nothing less than to select racially 'valuable' Slovaks in order to amalgamate them with the 'Germanic' population. This was a project with which Himmler sympathized and which he was to return to in the following year.71 However, the implementation of such ideas would have damaged in the long term the privileged position the German ethic group was claiming for itself in Slovakia, and this was the reason for Karmasin's opposition.”
(Heinrich Himmler: A Life, by Peter Longerich)

Der SS-Hauptamt-Beauftragte für die Slowakei, Obersturmbannführer Viktor Nageler, behauptet in einem „Politischen Lagebericht über die Slowakei": „Die rassische Substanz des slowakischen Volkes ist weitgehend dieselbe wie die des deutschen [...] (insofern) sind alle Voraussetzungen fur eine Assimilation gegeben."
(Südostforschung im Schatten des Dritten Reiches, by Mathias Beer, ‎Gerhard Seewann)

„Nageler war Angehöriger des SS-Hauptamtes und sein Chef, Gottlob Berger, schrieb 1943 Heinrich Himmler, daß in „volkspolitischer" Hinsicht die „rassische Substanz des slowakischen Volkes [...] weitgehend dieselbe [sei] wie die des deutschen, zurückgehend auf die germanische Vorbesiedlung und eine tausend Jahre währende deutsche Besiedlung und Durchdringung". Entsprechend sei „eine Umsiedlung in größerem Ausmaße unnötig", für eine Assimilation jedoch seinen „alle Voraussetzungen [...] gegeben".8 Berger stützte sich bei diesen Ausführungen auf Arbeiten von Bruno Schier.“
(Handbuch der völkischen Wissenschaften, by Ingo Haar, ‎Michael Fahlbusch)

The " Germanic " and " Aryan " elements among the Czechs to be " re-absorbed " Reinhardt Heydrich, Reich Protector for Bohemia and Moravia, later assassinated, in Neue Tag, Prague (20.11.41) : " The present population of Bohemia and Moravia originated from various races migrating from the East to these lands, where, during the course of centuries, they have become strongly intermingled with Germanic elements."German-controlled Prague-Radio (24.11.41) : " By reason of blood ties with the Reich, the Czech nation was for nearly a thousand years part of the German-speaking Holy Roman Empire. It is, furthermore, a member of the great Aryan race which is being led by the German nation. This is a fact which must be driven home by the teaching profession. ... A fundamental principle of National Socialism is that a nation is determined by blood-relationship." The extermination of any non-" Germanic " elements among the Czechs was of course Heydrich's speciality, as brilliant second to Himmler.
(Miscellaneous publications, Great Britain. Ministry of Information,)

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“Frank, speaking at Berlin University, said "the National-Socialist world empire under Hitler's leadership is now arising", and after indicating that Holland and Poland would be permanently incorporated in the Reich he said the original intention had been to concentrate Jews in Poland, but it had now been decided that Poland should be only a transition camp for them, and they would be transported farther east. Having come from Palestine to Europe it made no difference if they were moved a further 600 miles to the east. As for the Poles, it was they who were the intruders in Poland, and not the Germans, who were merely returning to their original soil.”
(Bulletin of International News)

“Following this planned population movement came a second step whereby the newcomers of Germanic background would be resettled in tribal order according to a plan of tribes. There would be regions of, for example, Westphalians, Swabians, Bavarians and Batavians from the Netherlands (Zoch, 1940). Such tribes could well be the descendants of those who had emigrated from Germany in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries to perhaps the Black Sea or other parts of Europe. Resettlement was to take place in strategically important zones called German settlement territory (Doubek, O. cited in Wasser, 1989a).”
(The Garden City: Past, present and future, by Stephen Ward)

As early as 11 October he signed 'provisional planning guidelines': One Gau will be settled with Swabians, another with Franconians, and a third with Westphalians, Lower Saxons, Schleswig-Holsteiners, and so on. A village with around twenty-five farms will have a hard core of ten to twelve farms from a particular clan. These will be joined by ten to twelve ethnic German ones so that, with the aid of the Germans from the Old Reich, the ethnic Germans can once more be integrated into German life. Two or three SS military peasants will be settled in each village who can fill the posts of local peasant leader, parish councillor, and suchlike.28 On the same day he informed the heads of the main departments, Lorenz, Heydrich, and Pancke as well as Greifelt and the Reich Governors, Artur Greiser and Wilhelm Forster, of his views: I envisage the [ethnic German] population of Riga forming the clan basis for the cities of Gotenhafen [Gdynia] and Posen [Poznan ́]. The urban population of Dorpat [Tartu] and Reval [Talinn] can be deployed in the same way.
“In fifty to eighty years' time 20 million German settlers should be living in this vast settlement area in the east, of whom 10 million will be peasants with eight to ten children. The perpetuum mobile will then stand still. If there is no more land to be distributed then, as is always the case throughout history, new land will have to be got with the sword.”
(Heinrich Himmler: A Life, by Peter Longerich)

“Ethnographical lectures punctuated Johst's account of the trip, for these men could bore on endlessly about such subjects: The Gorals . . . Gora is a Slavic word meaning mountain in German. Therefore, a mountain folk. Germanic in origin, this race has maintained its purity in the valley folds of the Tatra mountains, remaining completely isolated, with the swastika carved into the timbers of their gables, speaking their own language and hating everything which is Polish or Jewish.”
(The Third Reich: A New History, by Michael Burleigh)

„Man schürte unter den Slowaken das Mißtrauen gegenüber der Redlichkeit polnischer Absichten und deutete die Möglichkeit einer Aufteilung der Slowakei zwischen Polen und Ungarn an für den Fall, daß sich die Slowaken nicht zu einem Zusammengehen mit den Deutschen bereit finden sollten. Nach dem Einmarsch der deutschen Truppen in Polen, an dem sich auch slowakische Einheiten beteiligten, holten sich die Slowaken die 1938 an Polen verlorengegangenen Gebiete wieder zurück. Die deutsche Besatzungsmacht hatte in diesem Zusammenhang sogar noch weiter reichende Pläne. Sie versuchte, ein autonomes Gebiet der "Goralen" zu schaffen, eines Bergvolkes, das sowohl den nördlichen - polnischen - wie auch den südlichen - slowakischen - Teil der Beskiden und der Tatra bewohnten. Diese in Polen lebenden Goralen hatten zu Warschau praktisch überhaupt keine Beziehungen. Sie fanden in W. Krzeptowski einen Führer, der die Autonomie und den Anschluß des Gebietes an die Slowakei forderte. Die damalige slowakische Führung zeigte sich jedoch besonnen.”
(Polen und die Tschechoslowakei, by Frank Bontschek)

One Polish collaborator was Wacław Krzep- towski, the "mountaineer prince" who attempted to found a separate "mountaineer nation" (Goralenvolk) but was hanged instead by order of the underground court in Zakopane, the intended capital of the new "nation.”
(Poland's Holocaust, by Tadeusz Piotrowski)

“Not only had Wetzel called for curbing Polish population growth through forced emigration, he also advocated a “peaceful integration” of “Kaschubians,” “Masurians,” “Water Poles,” and Goralen, regional subgroups whose language and culture placed them outside the mainstream of Polish nationality, into German Volkstum. All of Wetzel's proposed measures aimed to extract “Nordic racial elements” from the Polish population and “germanize” them, if possible. Members of ethnic groups with a rassenfremden Kern (a core “alien” to the German race) should be enslaved and deported to Kernpolen (“core Poland”), the drastically reduced rump of the Polish state.”
(German Scholars and Ethnic Cleansing, 1919-1945 by Ingo Haar,Michael Fahlbusch)

“Nazi designs for eastern Europe are exposed in a secret memorandum 'Considerations Regarding the Treatment of Foreign Ethnical Groups in the East,' signed by Heinrich Himmler on 15 May 1940 and forwarded to Hitler. In part it reads: 'In handling the foreign ethnical groups in the East we must pay heed to recognize and to show attention to as many searate peoples as possible. Thus, next to the Poles and Jews, the Ukrainians, the White Russians, the Gorelians, Lemkians and Kashubians should be considered. If any other fragmentary national group can be found, we must recognize it as well. I want to state thereby that we must have great concern not to unite the people of the East, but to dissect them into as many parts and splinters as possible. Also within the ... We must dissolve them into innumerable small fragments and atoms ... Only by dissolving this whole stew of people in the Government General, numbering some 15 million inhabitants, and likewise the 8 million of the Eastern provinces, will we succeed in carrying through the racial selection, which must remain the foundation for our plans. We will shift the racially valuable elements out of this stew and send them to Germany, there to assimilate them ... In 4 to 5 years I believe the notion of the Kashubians must have become unknown. There will be no more Kashubian people (this also applies to the West Prussians). The notion of there being a Jewry, I hope to see disappear, by virtue of a mass emigration of all Jews to Africa or into some colony. It must also be possible within a somewhat longer stretch of time, to bring about the disappearance of the ethnical concepts of the Ukrainians, Gorelians, and Lemkians”
(Searching for Place, by Lubomyr Y. Luciuk)

“The Reichsfiihrer SS spoke at the time of his presence on 13 and 14 March in Cracow in detail about the plans of settlement for the next few years and about the planned germanization. Among other things, he took the view that the Gorales, Lemkes, and Hutzules whose Germanic origin, or at least Germanic mixture, is in his opinion indubitable, should be germanized in due course.”
(Nazism, 1919-1945: Foreign policy, war and racial extermination, by Jeremy Noakes, ‎Geoffrey Pridham)
 
„So von der SS im Generalgouvernement an Himmler herangetragen, verfolgte dieser seit März 1942 den Plan, deutsche Bauern aus dem rumänisch besetzten Teil der Ukraine, eventuell auch aus den deutschen Dörfern bei Petrikau im Landkreis Zamosc anzusiedeln. Himmlers Plan ging noch weiter: Gora- len, Lemken und Huzulen sollten eingedeutscht werden, aus der Slowakei sollten die Zipser Deutschen umgesiedelt werden, und an San und Bug sollten deutsche Siedlungen das Polentum von allen Beziehungen zu anderen Völkern abschneiden.“
(Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen in Polen während des Zweiten Weltkriegs: 1939 - 1945, by Wilfried Gerke)

„Der »Flurbereinigung« diente ein Nationalkataster, die »deutsche Volksliste«. Ihre Einträge sollten eine »restlose Beseitigung« des polnischen Elementes und der »Judenheit« vorbereiten und die »Umvolkung« oder »Eindeutschung« verschiedener Gruppen »schwebenden Volkstums« wie Kaschuben, Masuren, Slonsaken, Lemken, Huzulen und deutsch-polnischer »Mischlinge« ermöglichen. Letztere erhielten die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit »auf Widerruf«. Dagegen galten die sogenannten Kongreßpolen als »Schutzangehörige des Reiches«, ihrer bürgerlichen Rechte gleichkam.” Zur »Germanisierung« des gewonnenen Raumes wurden die Auslandsdeutschen mobilisiert. Der Moskauer Grenz- und Freundschaftsvertrag ermöglichte die Umsiedlung solcher Gruppen aus Ostpolen und Wolhynien. Abkommen mit den baltischen Republiken führten zur »Heimkehr« der dortigen Vorposten des Deutschtums.“
(Die Geschichte des Zweiten Weltkriegs, by Hellmuth Günther Dahms)

This extract from Himmler's circular runs as follows: „The group of foreign nationalities that can be Germanized comprises at most 1,000,000 who, raci-ally related to us through their blood, represent a valuable population increase to the German nation.”He did not fail to mention elsewhere that: ”those who use a non-German language at home (viz. the Masurians, Kashubs, Silesians (Slonzaken), and Upper Silesians can also be regarded as Germans.” In another letter Himmler wrote to the Minister of the Interior (16 Sept. 1940): "I wish to stress that the number of Poles suitable for Germanization because of racial reasons has been set by the Fiihrer at 1,000,000 at most. In fact this is a case of recovering lost German blood."
(Polish Western Affairs)

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"The whole United Kingdom, including all of Ireland, was to be under German control. No decision had been reached as to whether this would be a puppet state of some sort, possibly under the Duke of Windsor, or incorporated directly as a Gau, a German province…"
(Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders; Gerhard L. Weinberg)
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cruzkit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Great map! Questions though: Why would Nazi Germany ever share North America? I could see the Japanese Empire taking islands near Alaska...mainly as a buffer, but with limited natural resources-Battling the Russians, Chinese and the British I would think that she would be content with an Asian Empire. My views are mainly based on the fact that the United States did everything it her power to stay out of both great wars. A strong view, at the time, was that Europe should deal with her own problems. I feel that a strong resistance against any war would weaken a strong response against Germany or Japan until it was to late. Once she did "wake up" to a Nazi Europe I feel she would agree to disagree then to wage a full out war. (Think Cold War).

Of course once Nazi Germany control much of the world-ex Japan-she would be in a stronger stance to invade or at least control North America. What may be a surprise is that she may not have to invade at all. There was a much strong kin ship with Germany (Europe) then there was (Asia) Japan.
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LouisTheFox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work inspires me. But how did you make the text for cities on the map? Did you text editor or dd you draw it on there?
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Totentanz0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I usually draw them (the "Latin" text, not the "Chinese"). These characters are too little to be made with any font I'm aware of.
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Strelet9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Where did you get this information? This is the best WWII research I have ever seen!
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
>manira

WTF IS WITH YOU
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Totentanz0 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Don't you like the R?
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
No, just.... "Manira" means "Breaking" in tagalog.

it's just... degrading for well, my culture.
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Totentanz0 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Oh! Now I understand. That’s an unfortunate, and I fear inevitable, coincidence. Are you familiar with the romanization of Japanese? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romaniza…

I don’t speak Tagalog but apparently “Manira” could also mean “reside; dwell”:
tagalog.pinoydictionary.com/se…
www.tagalog-dictionary.com/cgi…
That would be a nice meaning.
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cargirl9 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
what happend to sweden,norway,denmark and finland on this picture?
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Totentanz0 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Sweden, Norway and Denmark are completely annexed. Finland should be more or less incorporated/annexed as a federated state.
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