Definitions for "Lebensraum"
Keywords:  hitler, nazi, aryan, conquered, german
Meaning "living space," it was a basic principle of Nazi foreign policy. Hitler believed that eastern Europe had to be conquered to create a vast German empire for more physical space, a greater population, and new territory to supply food and raw materials.
one of Hitler's motivations for invading Poland and, later, the Soviet Union, was to acquire lebensraum, or additional "living space," to be colonized by German people.
German “living space”; sought by the Nazis as revenge for lands lost in World War I and for the redemption of ethnic Germans.