Neighbours or enemies?

Germans, the Baltic and beyond


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This is the first attempt to redress the injustice done to the memory of German minorities by the popular equation of ‘Lebensraum’ and Nazism; minorities, many of whom chose to be neighbours rather than enemies and who over time peacefully shared with other nationalities the territorial space east of the Reich. Their borderland experiences, particularly in the Baltic region, the historic interface between East and West, are all the more relevant as Hitler’s regime recedes into the past and Europe seeks to renew itself in the wake of the Cold War.

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Preliminary Material
Pages: i–viii
Pages: 1–5
The troubled nation
Pages: 6–18
Peaceful coexistence
Pages: 19–34
Living communities
Pages: 35–51
The new aristocracy
Pages: 52–69
Dying space
Pages: 70–86
Ordinary Germans?
Pages: 87–107
Refugee nation
Pages: 108–124
The end of nationalism?
Pages: 125–139
Pages: 140–148
Pages: 149–154
Table of photographs
1: The troubled nation
2. Peaceful coexistence
3. Living communities
4. The new aristocracy
5. Dying Space
6. Ordinary Germans?
7. Refugee nation
8. The end of nationalism?
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