Measuring the Master Race: Physical Anthropology in Norway 1890-1945 by Jon Røyne Kyllingstad
English | Dec. 22, 2014 | ISBN: 1909254541 | 278 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
The notion of a superior 'Germanic' or 'Nordic' race was a central theme in the ideology of the Nazis. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, and an actual scientific concept originating from anthropological research on the physical characteristics of Europeans. The Scandinavian Peninsula was considered to be the historical cradle and the core area of this 'master race'.