What was autarky in Germany?

What was autarky in Germany?

The Nazis tried to make Germany self-sufficient – that is to produce all the goods it needed without having to rely on imported supplies. They called this policy ‘Autarky’. The Nazis implemented a major programme of public works, such as building and repairing roads, railways and houses.

What is Hitler’s Lebensraum?

Idea of ‘Lebensraum’ Between 1921 and 1925 Adolf Hitler developed the belief that Germany required Lebensraum (‘living space’) in order to survive.

What does Lebensraum mean in ww2?

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By 1939, Nazi Germany was ready for the next phase of Hitler’s racial program, which called for Lebensraum, or “living space,” for the Aryan race. The German invasion of Poland in September 1939 both set this quest for “race and space” in motion and began World War II in Europe.

When did the World War 2 Memorial Open?

Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division The World War II Memorial was instantly popular with visitors from the time it opened in the spring of 2004.

Where are the engravings on the World War 2 Memorial?

Two engravings, marked “Kilroy Was Here” are tucked into corners of both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the memorial. This “signature” of the memorial confers a further “tip of the hat” to the generation that served in World War II.

Who was the designer of the World War 2 Memorial?

Designed by the former chief of the Rhode Island School of Design, Friedrich St. Florian, the memorial illustrates the clear relationship between the home front and the battle front, as Americans at home and those fighting abroad relied upon each other’s support in this defining moment of the 20 th century.

Who are the presidents on the World War 2 Memorial?

It is here, in the center of the memorial, that one finds themselves surrounded by statements from  President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Harry S Truman, author Walter Lord and commanding officers of the U.S. military.