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Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich

Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca


Hitler’s Geographies aims to respond to the growing interest in the current academic literature for a comprehensive investigation of the spatial imaginations of the Nazi regime and of the actual geographies that it designed and implemented through its thirteen years of grand plans, colonization, exploitation and genocide. Geographers and spatial planners played a key role in the Nazi project, and Nazi ideology was permeated by a broad spatial vision of the Reich and its territories, supported by a number of key spatial concepts, like those of Lebensraum, Grossraum, Farther East and Geopolitik, ... More

Keywords: Third Reich, Nazism, Holocaust, spatiality, geography, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226274423
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226274560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paolo Giaccaria, editor
University of Turin, Italy

Claudio Minca, editor
Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

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Front Matter


Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca

Spatial Cultural Histories of Hitlerism

1 For a Tentative Spatial Theory of the Third Reich

Paolo Giaccaria and Claudio Minca

2 Holocaust Spaces

Dan Stone

Part I Third Reich Geographies

Section 1 Biopolitics, Geopolitics, and Lebensraum

Section 2 Spatial Planning and Geography in the Third Reich

Part II Geographies of the Third Reich

Section 3 Spatialities of the Holocaust

Section 4 Microgeographies of Memory, Witnessing, and Representation