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Instructional poster showing the elimination of the weak from nature

Object | Accession Number: 1990.120.2

Educational poster showing that in nature, plants and animals who are not strong enough or are deformed and unhealthy will or should be killed. 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
Ausmerzung des kranken und Schwachen in der Natur
Alternate Title
Eradication of the sick and weak in nature
Series Title
Erblehre und Rassenkunde no. 42
publication/distribution:  1938
publication: Stuttgart (Germany)
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:56:24
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