The master plan: Himmler's scholars and the Holocaust

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Hyperion,
Pub. Date:
[2006]
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1st ed.
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English
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A groundbreaking history of the Nazi research institute whose work helped lead to the extermination of millions In 1935, Heinrich Himmler established a Nazi research institute called The Ahnenerbe, whose mission was to send teams of scholars around the world to search for proof of Ancient Aryan conquests. But history was not their most important focus. Rather, the Ahnenerbe was an essential part of Himmler's master plan for the Final Solution. The findings of the institute were used to convince armies of SS men that they were entitled to slaughter Jews and other groups. And Himmler also hoped to use the research as a blueprint for the breeding of a new Europe in a racially purer mold. The Master Plan is a groundbreaking exposé of the work of German scientists and scholars who allowed their research to be warped to justify extermination, and who directly participated in the slaughter--many of whom resumed their academic positions at war's end. It is based on Heather Pringle's extensive original research, including previously ignored archival material and unpublished photographs, and interviews with living members of the institute and their survivors. A sweeping history told with the drama of fiction, The Master Plan is at once horrifying, transfixing, and monumentally important to our comprehension of how something as unimaginable as the Holocaust could have progressed from fantasy to reality.
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subject_facetAhnenerbe (Institute) -- History
Biographies
Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Himmler, Heinrich, -- 1900-1945
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
National socialism -- Philosophy
National socialism and intellectuals
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. -- Schutzstaffel. -- Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt
Nazis -- Germany -- Biography
Physical anthropology -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
title_displayThe master plan : Himmler's scholars and the Holocaust
title_fullThe master plan : Himmler's scholars and the Holocaust / Heather Pringle
title_shortThe master plan
title_subHimmler's scholars and the Holocaust
topic_facetEugenics
Himmler, Heinrich
History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
National socialism
National socialism and intellectuals
Nazis
Philosophy
Physical anthropology
Racism