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By Anton Weiss-Wendt, Rory Yeomans

In Racial technology in Hitler’s New Europe, 1938–1945, foreign students research the theories of race that educated the criminal, political, and social rules aimed opposed to ethnic minorities in Nazi-dominated Europe. The essays explicate how racial technological know-how, preexisting racist sentiments, and pseudoscientific theories of race that have been preeminent in interwar Europe finally facilitated Nazi racial designs for a “New Europe.”

The quantity examines racial theories in a couple of ecu geographical regions so as to comprehend racial considering at huge, the origins of the Holocaust, and the heritage of ethnic discrimination in every one of these nations. The essays, by means of uncovering ignored layers of complexity, variety, and nuance, exhibit how neighborhood discourse on race paralleled Nazi racial conception yet had designated nationalist highbrow traditions of racial thought.

 Written via emerging students who're new to English-language audiences, this paintings examines the clinical foundations that vital, jap, northern, and southern eu nations laid for ethnic discrimination, the tried annihilation of Jews, and the removal of alternative so-called inferior peoples

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3 (1993): 367–87. 5. Michael Burleigh and Wolfgang Wippermann, The Racial State: Nazi Germany, 1933–1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 8–22. 6. The debate between “intentionalists” and “functionalists” is discussed more fully in Christopher Browning, “Nazi Resettlement Policy and the Search for a Solution to the Jewish Question, 1939–1941,” and “Beyond ‘Intent and Functionalism’: The Decision for the Final Solution Reconsidered,” in his The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 3–27, 85–122.

He also details how the research of Aul and other scientists indirectly contributed to Nazi plans for the demographic restructuring of Europe. A distinction needs to be made between East European countries or specific provinces that fell briefly under Soviet control in 1939–40 (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, western Poland, and Bessarabia) and the rest of Nazi-dominated Europe. 44 The context was obviously different in the case of larger countries, particularly those formally allied with Nazi Germany.

This notion of kinship culminated in the campaign to recruit Dutch willing to resettle in the occupied Soviet territories following the occupation of the Netherlands in 1940. Von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel argues that since both the collaborationist Dutch government and the German authorities believed that the Netherlands was overpopulated, for Dutch farmers to survive, the former were confident that many farmers would enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to start a new life as pioneers in the East.

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