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Unformatted text preview: Terms for Final: Lecture 9: Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty On August 23, 1939 Hitler and Stalin signed a non- agression pact, called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty. General Government The General Government refers to a part of the territories of Poland under German military occupation (that were occupied in September 1939) during World War II by Nazi Germany and was an autonomous part of "Greater Germany" Hans Frank From October 26, 1939, following the invasion of Poland, Frank was the Governor-General of the General Government for the occupied Polish territories Untermenschen Derogatory term for lesser people- not Aryan Lebensraum It served as the motivation for the expansionist policies of Nazi Germany, aiming to provide extra space for the growth of the German population, for a Greater Germany. In Hitler's book Mein Kampf , he detailed his belief that the German people needed Lebensraum ("living space", i.e. land and raw materials), and that it should be found in the East. T-4 program n the fall of 1939 the German government established, under the Reich Chancellery, the Euthanasie Programme under the direction of Philip Bouhler and Dr. Karl Brandt. The headquarters of the operation were at Tiergartenstrasse 4, Berlin and the code name for the program was derived from that addressT-4. Not only did Hitler have in mind such "inferior races" as Jews and Gypsies, he also included unfit Aryansthe mentally defective, severely handicapped, the incurably insane and the incurably sick. August Count von Galen He was the Cardinal who openly protested the use of the T-4 program Madagascar Plan Before the Nazis decided to murder European Jewry in gas chambers, they considered the Madagascar Plan - a plan to move four million Jews from Europe to the island of Madagascar. Lublin Reservation Scheme Ghettoization Reinhard Heydrich chief of the Reich Security Main Office (including the Gestapo, SD and Kripo Nazi police agencies) Lodz . Soon the Nazi authorities set up the d Ghetto in the city and populated it with more than 200,000 Jews from the d area. Only about 900 people survived the liquidation of the ghetto in August 1944....
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