Aryan Master Race

aryan master raceAdolph Hitler and the Nazi Party ascribed to the concept of the “Master Race”. This ideology held that the Aryan Races, people of Northern European descent, represented a superior and “pure race”. An ideal member of the Master Race was referred to as an “Übermensch”, or literally, a “Super Man”. Any person not of pure, Aryan descent was considered an “Untermensch”, or literally, a “Sub-Human”. Hitler also believed that the human gene pool could be improved by using selective breeding similar to how farmers breed superior cattle strains. The Nazis relied heavily on the notion of Social Darwinism, or “survival of the fittest” within a society. A central policy of Hitler’s administration was the development and implementation of policies designed to protect the ‘superior race’. This philosophy culminated in the ‘final solution’, the extermination of approximately six million Jews and four million other people who belonged to what German scientists judged as ‘inferior races’.

Aryan Race
Wikipedia

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Jewish Virtual Library

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Jewish Ideas Daily

VICTIMS OF THE NAZI ERA: NAZI RACIAL IDEOLOGY
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Master Race
Wikipedia

Nazism and race
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Salon

How the pseudoscience of Social Darwinism nearly destroyed humanity
Io9

The Origins of Social Darwinism in Germany, 1859-1895
Richard Weikart
Department of History
California State University Stanislaus

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Material from People and Race
German Propaganda Archive

Images –
Racial Politics
German History in Documents and Images

The German Racial Policy

What effect did the Nazis’ racial and religious policy have on life in Germany?
BBC Bitesize

Photo: “For Aryans Only”: Official Inscription on Park Benches (1935)
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

Photo: National Socialist Racial Science: Comparison of the “Nordic” and “Negroid” Races (from the Slide Series “Blood and Soil”) (c. 1935)
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

Photo: National Socialist Racial Science: Comparison of an “Aryan” and a “Non-Aryan” Head (from the Slide Series “Blood and Soil”) (c. 1935)
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

Photo: National Socialist Racial Science: Color Palettes for Eye-Color Classification (1937)
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

The Aryan Family (undated)
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

Genetics, Genealogy, and Racial Science in Pictorial Form
Bytwerk

 

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