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Large wall chart with 16 photos of inferior non-European races to teach racial hygiene

Object | Accession Number: 2005.350.5

Large wall panel lithograph featuring 16 headshots of eight racial/ethnic types from outside Europe considered inferior to the Nordic race idealized by Nazi racial policy makers. It was produced by The Race and Settlement Main Office (RuSHA) and edited by Dr. Bruno K. Schultz, a race specialist and SS and Nazi Party member, as a teaching tool for racial hygiene instruction. Nazi ideology sought to create a racially pure German nation. All those who did not belong to the Nordic race were to be excluded from the community. Thus citizens had to be educated to recognize the physical characteristics that revealed the racially undesirable.

Artwork Title
Rassen der Erde II: Aussereuropaeische Rassen
Alternate Title
Races of the Earth II: Non-European Races
Date
approximately 1935  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the District of Unterfranken
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:55
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