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Author Lumans, Valdis O.

Title Himmler's auxiliaries : the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle and the German national minorities of Europe, 1933-1945 / Valdis O. Lumans
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : maps
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; 1 Himmler and the Volksdeutsche; Himmler; The Volksdeutsche; 2 Founding the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle; The Gleichschaltung; The Büro Kursell; Arrival of Werner Lorenz; 3 Preresettlement VoMi; VoMi, Party, and State; Leadership; Personnel; The Berlin Headquarters; VoMi outside Berlin; 4 VoMi's Prewar Activities; Completing the Gleichschaltung; VoMi, Party, and State; Centralizing Volkstumsarbeit; 5 VoMi and the Minorities, I: The Southern and Eastern Borderlands; The Minorities and Hitler's Foreign Policy; Austria; Italy
Summary Lumans studies the relations between Nazi Germany and the German minority populations of other European countries, examining these ties within the context of Hitler's foreign policy and the racial policies of SS Chief Heinrich Himmler. He shows how the Reich's racial and political interests in these German minorities between 1933 and 1945 helped determine its behavior toward neighboring states
Analysis Germans History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-325) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle.
Germans -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians.
National socialism.
Germany -- Population policy -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585027315