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 (jər-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
An ancient region of central Europe corresponding largely with present-day Germany but extending west into the Low Countries and what is now northeast France. The portions of Germania west of the Rhine and south of the Danube were conquered and colonized by the Roman Empire, while most of the land to the east and north of those rivers remained largely in the hands of Germanic tribes.
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Thus the foundation of the National Committee for a Free Germany was described in the reports as an obvious party undertaking.
In Switzerland, the first regional Committees for a Free Germany were established by Germans in the Schauspielhaus community and German inmates in the camp.
During the summer of 1944, communists who had founded the Committee for a Free Germany managed to have meetings in Zurich, and to begin a process of recruitment.
In France, continuity characterised the transition from the Travail Allemand to the Committee for a Free Germany.
Ribery and Robben combined to free Germany defender Philipp Lahm down the right flank who fired in a cross which Gomez slotted home on 75 minutes before Robben struck with four minutes remaining.
The Wall could never erase your dream, our dream of one Germany, a free Germany, a proud Germany," said Bush, 85, during the ceremony in a theatre just east of where the Wall stood from 1961.
Today the building is home to the German Resistance Memorial Centre and in its courtyard stands a stark memorial to those who attempted to free Germany from Nazi tyranny.
the securing of a free Germany with equal rights and the inclusion of such a Germany together with all other states in a stable international structure.
Thus, Gonen argues, National Socialist ideology reflected a distinctive set of ideas that were deeply rooted in the German psyche and experience, but repackaged with the promise to free Germany from its troubles.
Let us make it German and glorious; from its rising to its setting, the sun shall look down upon a beautiful, free Germany, and on the borders of the daughterlands, as upon those of their mother, no downtrodden, unfree people shall dwell, the rays of German freedom and German gentleness shall warm and transfigure the Cossack and the Frenchman, the Bushman and the Chinese.
5) For these Arabists, it was the efficiency of the Nazi state, its ability to free Germany from the constraints of the Versailles Peace Treaty, and to salvage the German spirit from the defeat and chaotic times of the 1920s, that had the greatest positive impact.