How does one explain racism and the fallacies behind it?
Well, by indicating the specific objections that were alleged against them,
that thay were too much of one thing or not enuf of something else.
Why not see all those infinite master race claptrap?
It may well be devoid of value
, but that does not prevent us from identifying
the issues in dispute, for more specific knowledge thereof.
I sense a gap in my understanding in the dynamics of World War II,
insofar as this is concerned, and I don 't wish to continue to harbor ignorance
I confess my ignorance that I cannot tell a German from a Slav,
not even if thay were standing in front of me,
nor am I familiar with any significant cultural differences.
Hence, I request elucidation.
I asked FIRST
There's no logic to that racist propaganda. It was a tool.
I heard of Slavs surrendering to the SS
and offering to join them in the fight against communism,
but the SS (allegedly) killed them with flame throwers
for being Slavs.
woud be ACCEPTING their offer
of free labor
and their free blood
, in the quest to destroy communism,
but the SS passions were such as to reject this.
I desire to know the reason
It's clear that Hitler worked on eliminating those he saw as national competition. Why not wrap racist propaganda around his plan to focus his nation's fears into motivation to fight against what he pereceived as nationalistic competition.
"The master race (German: die Herrenrasse, das Herrenvolk (help·info)) was a concept adopted as Nazi ideology in which the Nordic peoples, one of the branches of what in the late-19th and early-20th century was called the Aryan race, represent an ideal and "pure race" that was the purest representation of the original racial stock of those who were then called the Proto-Aryans, themselves believed by the Nazis to have prehistorically dwelt on the North German Plain and ultimately to have originated from Atlantis. The Nazis declared that the Nordics (i.e., the Germanic peoples) were the true Aryans because they claimed that they were more "pure" (less racially mixed with non-native Indo-European peoples) than other people of what were then called the Aryan peoples (now generally called the Indo-European peoples), such as the Slavic peoples, the Romance peoples, the Iranian peoples, and the Indo-Aryans. Claiming that the Nordic peoples were superior to all other races, the Nazis believed they were entitled to world domination. This concept is called Nordicism."
Thank u for the Wiki extract, but tho it mentions
the Slavs, it does not describe their characteristics.
When the nazis denounced them,
presumably thay expressed disapproval of them for some alleged reasons.
I wonder what thay were ?