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German survival of the fittest poster

Object | Accession Number: 2004.754.1

Poster from the 1938 racial science textbook, Erblehre und rassenkunde für die grund- und hauptschule, by Alfred Vogel. 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, as well as the disabled, handicapped, and sickly.

Artwork Title
Ausmerzung des Kranken und Schwachen in der Natur
Alternate Title
Eradicating the sick and weak in nature
Date
1938  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Posters
Category
Nazi propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 11:19:25
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