Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:20 AM PST
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
December 13, 1942
- "German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels complains in his diary about Italy's halfhearted persecution of Jews."
" 'A Crucified Jew on a Swastika,' an ink drawing by Holocaust survivor Joseph Bau, is an unequivocal symbol of the Nazis' merciless solution to the "Jewish Question.' "
"In some occupied countries, Nazi racial policy found a warm welcome among scientists pursuing dubious research in eugenics.
Here, just to the left of a large portrait of Vichy France leader Philippe Pétain, Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, head of the Commissariat général aux questions juives (Office for Jewish Affairs), delivers the inaugural address at the opening of the Institute for Anthroposociology.
The Institute was dedicated to the study of eugenics and race.
To Pellepoix's left stands racial scientist Count Georges Vacher de Lapouge, who, at the beginning of the century, had urged scientists to engage in breeding to improve the human race."
posted on 12/13/2012 4:36:00 AM PST
(a little historical perspective....)
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