Interesting map of Germany and its conquered territories, issued in Vienna in 1942, at the height of Nazi power in Europe.
The map is perhaps most important for its illustration of a set of complex international borders and occupied territories, as seen by Germany in the middle of World War II.
The map shows Germany extending into Lithuania, through all of the Czech Republic and Austria, and supplemented with numerous adjoining territories under various forms of German control.
The map depicts the infamous General Government ("General-Gouvernement"), encompassing much of the eastern side of the map from Warsaw, through Lublin, Cracow, and Lemberg (Lviv). North of that is an unorganized territory labeled "Under German Administration" ("unter deutscher verwaltung"). In the southeast of the map is Romania, to the west of Romania is a sliver of territory labeled "Occupied Territory" ("Besetzte Gebiete"), and to the west of that, an area labeled "Under Hungarian Administration" ("unter ungar. verwaltung"), a further area to the west of Hungary bears the same label. An ambiguous shaded-pink territory extends German control into modern-day Slovenia just north of Lubljana ("Laibach"). Likewise, in the west, a shaded-pink area extends German control over Alsace-Lorraine and Luxembourg.
1942 marked the high-water point for Nazi Germany, in November the Soviet Union launched the counterattack at Stalingrad, which would eventually lead to the complete routing of the Wehrmacht and Germany's defeat.