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Heinrich Himmler's Cultural Commissions : programmed plunder in Italy and Yugoslavia

Author: James R Dow
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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German scholars were early pioneers in folklore and historical linguistics. As the Nazis rose to power, however, these disciplines were distorted into racist pseudoscience. Under the direction of Heinrich Himmler's SS-Ahnenerbe (Ancestral Inheritance), folklore became a tool for constructing a unified German realm and a manufactured lineage from ancient and "pure" Germanic and Nordic blood. Drawing on extensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Heinrich Himmler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Dow
ISBN: 9780299316501 0299316505
OCLC Number: 1010660330
Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: James R. Dow.

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