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Race hygiene and national efficiency : the eugenics of Wilhelm Schallmayer

Author: Sheila Faith Weiss
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges the widespread association between German eugenics and the Final Solution, focusing on eugenics as a political strategy for rational management of populations. In his eugenic treatises, Wilhelm Schallmayer (1857-1919), founder of the discipline, advocated a new branch of hygiene aiming to limit, through administrative measures, the reproduction of the socially "unfit" and to give incentives to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Schallmayer, Wilhelm
Schallmeyer, Wilhelm
Hochschulschrift
History (form)
Named Person: Wilhelm Schallmayer; Wilhelm Schallmayer; Wilhelm Schallmayer; Wilhelm Schallmayer; Wilhelm Schallmayer
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Faith Weiss
ISBN: 0520058232 9780520058231
OCLC Number: 14240333
Language Note: English.
Description: xi, 245 pages : 1 portrait ; 22 cm
Contents: The social, professional, and intellectual origins of Schallmayer's eugenics --
The rationalization of heredity and selection: Wilhelm Schallmayer and his first eugenic treatise --
The Krupp competition of 1900 and Schallmayer's award-winning treatise --
Continuity and controversy: Schallmayer's defense of eugenics --
Power through population: Schallmayer and population policy --
Epilogue: Shallmayer, Aryan racism, and the logic of German eugenics.
Responsibility: Sheila Faith Weiss.

Abstract:

Challenges the widespread association between German eugenics and the Final Solution, focusing on eugenics as a political strategy for rational management of populations. In his eugenic treatises, Wilhelm Schallmayer (1857-1919), founder of the discipline, advocated a new branch of hygiene aiming to limit, through administrative measures, the reproduction of the socially "unfit" and to give incentives to the educated middle classes to increase their progeny. Although favoring population management without ethical reservations, Schallmayer was not a racist, rejecting both the term "Rassenhygiene" and the Aryan racism of social anthropologists such as Ludwig Woltmann. German eugenics was, however, adopted by the Nazis as a cover for euthanasia and, later, for anti-Jewish racial persecution.

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