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During the war many foreigners were interned at Dachau, but in April 45 bomb the SS transferred higher value prisoners to “Arbeitserziehungslager Reichenau”, Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to this a handful of American diplomats trapped in Berlin when war was declared, were eventually released to Switzerland in 1942 in a negotiated exchange. I think the ...
To add to @Yannis Rizos's post, what has come down to us as the Germanic tribal name Alemanni is actually the Latin name for what that tribe called itself. The tribe called itself the High Germanic equivalent of the modern German "alle männer", or "all men"/"all mankind", because they themselves were all the people they usually referred to. The Romans ...
There is a Wikipedia article on the topic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Germany Because of Germany's geographic position in the centre of Europe, as well as its long history as a non-united region of distinct tribes and states, there are many widely varying names of Germany in different languages, perhaps more so than for any other European ...
In Portugal it is called "Alemanha", not "Alman". It is that way because of the tribe living in that region of Europe, "Álamos" Source: I'm Portuguese.
The name comes from the Alemanni, a Germanic tribe. Germany is known by a variety of names throughout the world, you can find a comprehensive list on Wikipedia: Names of Germany. See also: Is there a reason why Germany (Deutschland) is called so many different things in other European languages? (German Language Stack Exchange)
In one of the most stunning examples of misplaced over-optimism in history, Hitler blithely assumed the British were a broken force, unable to do him any meaningful harm from where he had them pent up in their little island. Remember, perhaps the singular most important pillar of Hitler’s ideology was the “drive to the East” to obtain “living space” ...
The direct reason for Germany to attack Soviet Union was Soviet advanced preparations to invade ('liberate') central and western Europe. The Soviet Union had the most powerful army in the world at that time and began to concentrate the troops along the new soviet -German border. Effectively Germans stopped Stalin plan to establish communist rule in Europe. ...
Your question presupposes a few key points: that Germans are more anti-Semitic than other groups, that Germans are more warmongering than other groups, and that the early Germanic tribes were more murderous than other groups, then asks if points 1 and 2 lead to point 3. Almost certainly, the answer is no, that modern-day Germans have not inherited these ...
your assumption that the Germans are "so profoundly antisemitic and war eagring" is wrong. You need only look at modern Germany, where Denying or approving of the holocaust can land you in jail, to determine that they aren't that "profoundly" antisemitic at all.
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