People without area
the expression people without area is on the one hand a word coinage from the novel title people without area designation by Hans Grimm summarized from the year 1926 and the expansionist tendency of a people. At the same time the term served as anti-Semitic Konstrukt for the Denunzierung of the “soilless “Jews, who were called and attacked kosmopolitisches “people without area “and” homeland “.
The national socialism made itself this key word too own, in order to justify the German conquest campaign in the east. The population pressure is to be derived by conquest from area in the east from densely populated Germany. One planned the extermination of intelligence in the conquered areas and the enslavement of the remaining Bevökerung. After Himmlers conception should expand Germany its border in 20 years by 500 km eastward.
The idea to win in the east habitat was not new by the way. Already in the First World War had German troops after the victory over Russia far parts of the country occupied with the goal of justifying there a “eastGermanic realm”. At that time one thought however not of extermination and enslavement separates “only” of economic exploitation.
A lack of this idea was: In the “people without area” it did not give sufficient humans at all, in order to settle this country. Since 1937 lack of workers prevailed in Germany - particularly in the agriculture -. Even if humans had been determined to pull into the east one could not at all have missed them in Germany.
This experience had already made Japan, another alleged “people without area”, for 1937. Manchuria had been conquered, but there were no humans in densely populated Japan, in order to settle the country.
A certain reversal experienced the idiom on the part of certain Zionisten, which explained the territory of Palestine by program as a “area without people “. This oft-quoted and disputed idiom goes back on those to the Zionisten Israel Zangwill 1901: „Palestine is a country without people; the Jews are people without a country. The improvement of the soil means the improvement of the people.“
The source of this idiom is again with the English Philosemiten lord Shaftesbury, which explained 1839 Palestine as one „country without people “. (Adam M. Garfinkle in http://members.dca.net/sotireew/garfinkle.html)