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Case containing charts to identify skin, hair and eye color

Object | Accession Number: 1991.178.1 a

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    Brief Narrative
    Originally in the holdings of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. Transferred to the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Muenster in 1952 by founding director and former Wilhelm Institute director, Dr. Otmar Von Verschuer. This set was used for racial experiments and research to promote Nazi ideology and racial distinctions at the Kaiser Wilhelm Anthropological Institute in Berlin. The charts were printed by J.F. Lehmann Publishers in Munich. This publishing house was noted for printing material on eugenics.
    use:  1930-1939
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irmgard Nippert

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    .a= case; b= skin color [Hauftarben-Tafel]; c= hair color [Haarfarben-Tafel]; d= iris markings [Iris-Zeichnumg-(Struktur)]
    Box contains 3 folding cardboard charts as noted above with following text "Rassenkundliche Bestimmungs-Tafeln fuer Augen-, Harr- und...."
    Each chart has sample colors or shapes used for comparing Aryan/Non Aryan features.
    overall: Height: 1.575 inches (4 cm) | Width: 2.375 inches (6.033 cm) | Depth: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    overall : paper, linen, adhesive, ink, paint

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The case was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Irmgard Nippert.
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    2023-08-29 15:16:25
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