By Hans F .K. Günther
This long-suppressed paintings by way of one among Germany's superior racial thinkers was once first released in English in 1927. the writer, an unabashed Nordicist, presents a outstanding oversight of the idea that of race, defines 5 various eu races and discusses their actual and psychological features. He then discusses non-European racial affects in Europe, the impression of setting, inheritance and racial combination, sooner than getting into an summary of the distribution of those races. The longest a part of the ebook is taken up with a desirable and referenced review of eu racial background, with a robust emphasis at the position performed via the Nordic subgroup. eventually he appears to be like on the destiny racial state of affairs in Europe. even if this publication monitors the Nordicist sentiment so universal on the time, it comprises many eye-opening revelations and theories, together with the declare that the unique native land of the Nordic race was once North Western Europe, and that Sweden is the main Nordic nation in the world, while Germany-the author's home-was purely fifty five% Nordic at time of writing. this can be a attention-grabbing ancient rfile and offers a amazing perception into pre-World struggle II German racial idea. Over three hundred illustrations and maps spotlight racial kinds and historic occasions. Hans Friedrich Karl Günther (1861 - 1968) taught on the universities of Jena, Berlin, and Freiburg, writing a number of books and essays on racial thought. In 1931 he used to be appointed to a brand new chair of racial concept at Jena and in 1935, grew to become professor on the collage of Berlin, instructing race technology, human biology and rural ethnography. From 1940 to 1945 he was once the professor at Albert Ludwigs collage. After global battle II, Günther interned for 3 years ahead of being published at no cost. After the battle, he endured to put up on eugenics and race.
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THE RACIAL ELEMENTS OF EUROPEAN HISTORY Chapter VI Part One THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE EUROPEAN RACES IN EUROPE Britain, France, Belgium, Germany THE British Isles seem to be nowhere so fair as north-west Germany, nowhere so dark as the south of France. The fairness of the population diminishes on the whole in the direction north-east to south-west. The whole area in England south of the Liverpool-Manchester line, and west of 2° W. -- that is roughly, of a line from Manchester to Bournemouth -- is relatively dark.
The sociableness of this race is a rough and noisy one; as between man and man it is generally sincere and upright. 10 The Alpine man may be called reflective, hard-working, and narrow-minded. The two latter are the qualities which have struck most of those who have had to do with the Alpine, together with reserve, sullenness, mistrust, slowness, and patience when he is dealing with strangers. We have here a type which on the whole shows those very qualities that are generally found in the bourgeois, using this word for a mental outlook, not for a class.
In the 'sixties of last century the Augustinian abbot Johann Mendel (1822-84) (whose name in religion was Gregor) was carrying on at Brünn investigations on heredity, and was thus led to discover a statistical fundamental law of inheritance. 2 It was found that, when two races are crossed, what results is not a 'mixed race,' but a highly varied pattern of the racial marks: the height of the one race combined in one man with the shape of the head of the other race; the colour of the skin, for example, of the Nordic race combined with the colour of the Alpine eye; the hair texture of a curly-headed dark race combined with the hair colouring of a fair race; while we find, besides, medium shapes and colouring.