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Lebensraum in WW2: Definition, Meaning & Theory

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What does Lebensraum mean?

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1. How did Hitler justify the conquest of the Soviet Union?

2. In WWI, the plan for Lebensraum and a German dominated Europe was called

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to understand Germany's actions during World War II, one must understand the concept of Lebensraum. This quiz and worksheet will go over important information about Lebensraum and its relation to World War II. Some things you'll be tested on include the definition of Lebensraum and the justification for specific German actions during wartime.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • The German invasion of the Soviet Union
  • Lebensraum in World War I
  • The first step towards Lebensraum in World War II
  • Vernichtungskrieg

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concept of Lebensraum as it pertains to Germany and wartime
  • Making connections - make sure you can understand connections between Lebensraum and the actions Germany took during both World Wars
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of Lebensraum to answer questions about relevant historical events

Additional Learning

Discover more about Lebensraum by viewing the lesson called Lebensraum in WW2: Definition, Meaning & Theory. It covers the following topics:

  • 19th Century origins of the term
  • World War I and Mitteleuropa
  • Lebensraum and Nazi ideology
  • World War II
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