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Instructional poster charting rapid spread of mental disability in 1 family

Object | Accession Number: 1990.120.1

Educational poster with a family tree showing how alcoholism and feeble-mindedness are passed down from a couple to their four children and their families. It is from a portfolio of teaching panels designed by Alfred Vogel, a school headmaster and Nazi Party member, to instruct students on the superiority of the Aryan race, the virtue of racial purity, and the burden that Jews, as well as the handicapped, mentally ill, and unfit, place on society. For Hitler's government, the indoctrination of children through the required teaching of Nazi ideology was a powerful tool. The teaching of eugenics and racial biology began in primary school. Vogel's series provided illustrated aids on its key aspects, showing in simple pictures the urgency of the Jewish threat, the danger of racial miscegenation, or mixing of races, and how the pure breed will always be strongest, and mixed breeds must be eliminated.

Artwork Title
Schwachsinn verwandter Familien in vier Nachbarorten
Alternate Title
Feeble-mindedness in related families in four neighboring towns
Series Title
Erblehre und Rassenkunde no. 27
publication/distribution:  1938
publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:56:56
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