Neighbours or enemies? : Germans, the Baltic and beyond

John Hiden,Martyn Housden

This is the first attempt to redress the injustice done to the memory of German minorities by the popular equation of `Lebensraum and Nazism minorities, many of whom chose to be neighbours rather than enemies and who over time peacefully shared with other nationalities the territorial space east of the Reich. Their borderland experiences, particularly in the Baltic region, the historic interface between East and West, are all the more relevant as Hitlers regime recedes into the past and Europe seeks to renew itself in the wake of the Cold War.