lebensraum. That was the plan. The plan was to kill everyone in Poland
Not so. I think even you will accept that Lebensraum was actually the overarching title for the Nazi German policy of colonisation of new (conquered) territories in the east (Poland but more specifically the USSR) and by colonisation Lebensraum meant the establishment of peasant farms by the German occupiers. It has nothing at all to do with extermination the Poles per se
. Poles, Slavs and Russians —the untermenschen—were to be the slave workforce of the Germans just as Africans were to the old colonial empires of Europe. The several millions of Polish forced workers deported to the Reich during the war would support view this also, as is the fact that Poles were not exterminated in death camps en masse
as a matter of policy. One could argue that extermination through work was a similar policy as extermination by gassing or shooting as they had the same end result but this was more to do with the gaining the absolute maximum productive activity from a human with the least cost to support that worker. A simple cost versus benefit accounting exercise in Nazi thinking.
Every people has a stereotype. They didn't get those because they are the exact opposite or not true..
I disagree. Sterotypes and prejudices derive from the ways in which perceived cultural differences are socially constructed in an exaggerated and simplistic form with the aim of exclusion and ridicule.....a self defence mechansim for those with inferiority complex whether as individuals or as a nation.Who was it that said something along the lines if you tell a lie often enough it becomes a truth?
That is how stereotypes work!