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Digging for Hitler : the Nazi archaeologists search for an Aryan past / Dr David Barrowclough

Publication | Library Call Number: DD67.3 .B37 2016
Book cover

"During the 1930s, the Nazis established a band of archaeologists and anthropologists under the command of Heinrich Himmler and Hermann Wirth. Designated the SS-Ahnenerbe, their aim was nothing less than to prove the superiority of the Aryan race, thereby establishing the unique right of the German people to rule Europe. [...] The occult was a key feature in many of these increasingly desperate, scientifically baseless research efforts, and the organization's actions during this period were characterized by espionage, criminality, and fantasy. In pursuit of 'proof' for their claims, the SS-Ahnenerbe sent expeditions to Iceland, Tibet, Kafiristan, North Africa, Russia, the Far East, Egypt, and even South America and the Arctic."--Front flap.

Format
Book
Author/Creator
Barrowclough, David A., author.
Published
[Oxford, UK] : Fonthill Media, 2016
© 2016
Includes bibliographical references
Language
English
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