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Homo sapiens 1900

Author: Peter CohenJan HolmquistArte Factum.Sveriges television.Svenska filminstitutet.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of eugenics, racial hygiene and the ideas of the "new man," as developed in the early 20th century in Germany and the Soviet Union. In Germany, race hygiene focused on the body, on corporal beauty and the ideal form, while in the Soviet Union, eugenic interest focused on the brain and intellect.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cohen; Jan Holmquist; Arte Factum.; Sveriges television.; Svenska filminstitutet.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 42815827
Credits: Producer/editor, Peter Cohen ; camera, Matti Bye.
Performer(s): Narrator: Jan Holmquist.
Awards: Editor's Choice 2000: Science Books and Films
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a film by Peter Cohen ; [presented by] Arte Factum ; Sveriges Television dokumentarfilm ; Svenska Filminstitutet.

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Examines the history of eugenics, racial hygiene and the ideas of the "new man," as developed in the early 20th century in Germany and the Soviet Union. In Germany, race hygiene focused on the body, on corporal beauty and the ideal form, while in the Soviet Union, eugenic interest focused on the brain and intellect.

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At the end of the 19th century some European scientists and academics saw that the evolution of man was at odds with the evolution of (western) civilization. As living conditions and medical care improved, more and more humans who might have died before passing on their genes were in fact living long...
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