The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust

Book - 2006
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In 1935, Heinrich Himmler established a Nazi research institute called The Ahnenerbe, whose mission was to search around the world for proof of ancient Aryan conquests. But history was not their most important focus--rather, the Ahnenerbe was an essential part of the plan for the Final Solution. The findings were used to convince armies of SS men that they were entitled to slaughter Jews and other groups. Himmler also hoped to use the research as a blueprint for the breeding of a new Europe in a racially purer mold. This book, based on original research, including previously ignored archival material and interviews with living members of the institute, is an exposé of the work of German scientists and scholars who allowed their research to be warped to justify extermination, and who directly participated in the slaughter--many of whom resumed their academic positions at war's end.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780786868865
Branch Call Number: 323.143 Prin
Characteristics: xii, 463 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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Sep 20, 2010

All about tracking the Nazis, nothing substantive about the artifacts they were looking for.


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