In class this week we also talked about the warriors that returned from the Crusades – the Teutonic Knights who would settle in what became known as Prussia and the Knights Templar who became the first Christian bankers, based primarily in France.
Here is a map of the territory that was controlled by the Teutonic Knights. You will see that Hitler will use this as part of his “historic claim” to the Baltic region.
For those of you who would like to know more about the Templars, here is an “ok” clip on what happened to the Templars. Not for the weak of heart.