Racial science in Hitler's new Europe, 1938-1945 [electronic resource] / edited by Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans.

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
1 online resource (413 p.)


Critical studies in the history of anthropology. [More in this series]
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In Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945, international scholars examine the theories of race that informed the legal, political, and social policies aimed against ethnic minorities in Nazi-dominated Europe. The essays explicate how racial science, preexisting racist sentiments, and pseudoscientific theories of race that were preeminent in interwar Europe ultimately facilitated Nazi racial designs for a "New Europe." The volume examines racial theories in a number of European nation-states in order to understand racial thinking at large, the origins of the Holocaust
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editors' Introduction; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Defining "(Un)Wanted Population Addition"; 2. Preserving the "Master Race"; 3. Germanic Brothers; 4. Pure-Blooded Vikings and Peasants; 5. "Nordic-Germanic" Dreams and National Realities; 6. Eugenics into Science; 7. Biological Racism and Antisemitism as Intellectual Constructions in Italian Fascism; 8. Eradicating "Undesired Elements"; 9. "If Our Race Did Not Exist, It Would Have to Be Created"; 10. In the Shadow of Ethnic Nationalism
  • 11. Building Hitler's "New Europe"12. In Pursuit of Biological Purity; 13. The Eternal Voice of the Blood; Contributors; Index
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