- May 2014
Agreed that Nazi Germany's Lebensraum problem was more imaginary than real.Yes, Polish governments were great allies of Zionists and even included Zionists, because of course Jews were represented in political parties in Poland. Inter-War Poland was overpopulated, especially the countryside (not enough arable land per each peasant family) and Jewish shtetls.
Both ethnic Poles and Polish Jews needed more "Lebensraum" - more so than Germans, who already had below-replacement fertility in the 1930s. In fact in 1930s Germany there was "Landflucht" and German countryside was underpopulated, they had shortages of agricultural labour.
Also, what about having Poland get some Lebensraum in the Baltic countries? I mean, they wouldn't have even had to give up their independence; rather, a loose Intermarium union could have been enough for this.