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Race hygiene and national efficiency : the eugenics of Wilhelm Schallmayer

Author: Sheila Faith Weiss; California Digital Library. eScholarship.
Publisher: Berkeley : Published by eScholarship, the California Digital Library, the Regents of the University of California, ©2003.
Series: University of California Press eScholarship editions.
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Asks what is race hygiene in Germany fundamentally about? How and under what circumstances did it get started? And finally, what, if anything, is the connection between Wilhelmine eugenics, race hygiene under the swastika, and the bestial racial policies undertaken by the Third Reich? Seeks to answer these questions by examining the writings of the physician Wilhelm Schallmayer (1857-1919) who, along with Alfred  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Wilhelm Schallmayer; Wilhelm Schallmayer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Faith Weiss; California Digital Library. eScholarship.
ISBN: 0585301905 9780585301907
OCLC Number: 223624629
Notes: Title from suggested citation on eScholarship homepage (viewed 11 Mar. 2003).
Contents: Introduction --
The social, professional, and intellectual origins of Schallmayer's eugenics --
2. The rationalization of heredity and selection: Wilhelm Schallmayer and his first eugenic treatise --
3. The Krupp Competition of 1900 and Schallmayer's award-winning treatise --
4. Continuity and controversy: Schallmayer's defense of eugenics --
5. Power through population: Schallmayer and population policy --
Epilogue: Schallmayer, aryan racism, and the logic of German eugenics.
Series Title: University of California Press eScholarship editions.
Other Titles: Schallmayer, aryan racism, and the logic of German eugenics.
Eugenics of Wilhelm Schallmayer
Responsibility: Sheila Faith Weiss.

Abstract:

Asks what is race hygiene in Germany fundamentally about? How and under what circumstances did it get started? And finally, what, if anything, is the connection between Wilhelmine eugenics, race hygiene under the swastika, and the bestial racial policies undertaken by the Third Reich? Seeks to answer these questions by examining the writings of the physician Wilhelm Schallmayer (1857-1919) who, along with Alfred Ploetz (1860-1940), founded German eugenics.

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