The Notion of Racial Diversity in German Academia and National-Socialist Legislation, Part 2

Tom Sunic, Ph.D.

Men and women in traditional folk costumes from the island of Susak, Croatia. Susak is one of the smallest islands in Europe, having the most endogenous population in Europe. Most of Susak’s descendants live in New Jersey, USA.


What follows are more translated excerpts on race, taken from rare and difficult-to access books written by prominent National Socialist legal scholars, with the focus on “acquired traits” vs “inborn traits” and how they interacted in the proposed NS racial legislations. This explosive topic, particularly in modern and highly multiracial USA and the EU has been covered recently in more details by prominent sociobiologists, aka “race scholars,” Richard Lynn, J. Philippe  Rushton, Arthur Jensen, Kevin MacDonald and others. The main intent of this essay, however, is not to glorify National-Socialism or absolve it from some of its crimes, but to indirectly point out that in the so-called free liberal democracy there are subjects that are carefully being avoided by humanities professors and studiously shunned by politicians of all colors. As long as historical truth, particularly in the analyses of various World War II vicitmhoods, is being defined by state attorneys and judges and not by social scientists and historians, and as long as the discussion about race is being left over to rabble-rousing ideologues and college agitators, the much vaunted free speech in the West will remain an empty buzzword.

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According to these examples there can hardly be any doubt that man’s hereditary endowment, having been examined in diverse areas of human genetic predispositions, has been subject to well-established regulations for the rest of living nature. These findings, however, have a far-reaching and decisive significance for the assessment of the doctrine that all men are equal. This doctrine is known to be one of the main pillars of the teaching structure of Marxism. The adherents of Marxism have found in the dogma of equality of all people the justification for their internationalist attitude. In fact, if all people are indeed equal, one must logically come to the conclusion that the segregation of peoples and nations against each other is a condition defying any inner justification, and therefore needs to be dismissed. Thus, Marxists of all colors cling to the hopeless equality dogma as their last straw of hope. Certainly, they cannot seriously dismiss the overwhelming abundance of the already examined Mendels case studies on the effectiveness of the laws of inheritance. But they (Marxists) know how to help themselves by providing themselves with another dogma: namely, that in human heredity there could be other rules designated for humans, which may also come into play.   Dr. Gustav Franke, Vererbung und Rasse: eine Einführung in Vererbungslehre, Rassenhygiene und Rassenkunde (München: Deutscher Volksverlag, 1938, 1943), (Heredity and Race; An Introduction to Heredity Teaching, Racial Hygiene and Race Studies), p. 97.

The presumption about the heritability of acquired traits is a prerequisite for the dogma of equality of all people. This dogma, however, is the main pillar of Marxist teaching. However, if equality of all people is laid out as an internationalist worldview, then the tearing down of all barriers set up by national awareness (“Volkstum,”n.b.) and race, becomes feasible. Hence, Marxism was compelled to adopt, without any reservation, the excesses of environmental theories in order to certify that all visible inequalities among mankind could be traced back to environment factors, that is, to defects, damages and shortcomings of the “society.”  In addition, Marxism was, therefore, obliged to search for rescue in Lamarckism, whose presumption of the heritability of acquired traits was considered to be, from the biological point of view, a scientific foundation. For Marxism, the doctrine of the heritability of acquired traits is a question of life and death. This is what the Soviet rulers recognized with all seriousness. Therefore, in Russia, the denial of acquired hereditary traits is punished with death, or at least with a long-term exile. (Ibid. p 113).

As [Fritz[ Lenz, one of the most important racial hygienists aptly describes, Soviet leaders cling to the doctrine of  the heritability of acquired traits for yet another specific reason. They need this doctrine in order to calm their conscience.  Because,  if everything boils down to environmental influences, the Bolshevik slaughter of so many carriers of valuable hereditary traits does not signify an irreplaceable loss, but rather an environment regulated by the state, requiring particularly high expenditures for teaching and education that would generate sufficiently valuable progeny among lower classes. What a pious thought, indeed! (Ibid, p. 114).

Also interesting are Lenz’s earlier remarks that the proponents of the doctrine of the heritability of acquired traits are for the most part Jews. The inclination of Jews to Lamarckism, writes Lenz, is evidently borne out by the desire that there should be no irreconcilable racial differences. And further he says: “if there was a heritability of acquired traits, Jews could then, in their lifetime in the Germanic environment and their appropriation of the Germanic culture, become real Germans.” Such thoughts may be proper to some Jews. Yet, here we must face the facts: The Jew remains the Jew, even if his ancestors had lived among Germans for one thousand years (Ibid., p. 114).

Racial Laws and “Mischlings”

There are not just racially purebred people, just as there are no racially pure nations. Should this be the case, one would have had to skip much earlier over the fact of race differences, as well as over different race legislation. Most people today are half-breeds (“Mischlinge” in the text, n.b. ), most nations are made up of mixed people. The mischling differs from a racially pure man by his emotionally-split world (“Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast.“ cf. J.W. Goethe, Faust; lines: 1112–1117). This means that his emotional life is not unequivocal, harmonious, or pure.  A racially pure man makes decisions in an uncontrived, firm, and instinctively righteous manner.  The mischling must always choose between the two opposing possibilities. He lacks a secure feeling, a clear self-conscience. He does not sense what is good and bad; he must evaluate it first.

Such a mischling is primarily a Jew. According to [Hans] Günther, the essence of Judaism can only be comprehended from its manifold racial crossbreeding. Therefore, the Jew clings to external commandments, to the law, to the dogma, and to the letter of the law. He does not have the feeling for what is right and what is appropriate; he must first explore it through reason. It must be told him first from without. That is why the Jewish man must provide himself with legislative machinery (“Gesetzgebungsmaschine“, N.b.), telling him what is forbidden and what is allowed respectively. He sees in the state, or in some other external organization, the source of law. That is why he worships the power that enacts laws and conceives of justice as the external fulfillment of these commandments (Ibid. p.29).

We come across the view among all racially crossbred peoples that the law must  be “set “ from  “above” or  from the “outside,” by the state, or  by some  power. This was the case in the last days of Hellas [ancient Greece], in the late Roman Empire, and this is also the course of recent developments that have come to us. The more crossbred a people is, the more jewified ( “verjudet” in the text, n.b.), it is, the more salvation it expects from “good laws” which should hold together scattered, mongrelized, low-spirited masses  with their manifold and insensitive desires. The written law, i.e. the “positive” law, appears then as the alpha and omega of all wisdom. “Positivism” must carry the upper hand, and in its wake it alters the scholastic proceedings of the law, that is, the complete renunciation on the righteousness of a specific legal provision, turning thus the judge into the slave of legal clauses. The independent-minded person is being henceforth shoved aside and in his stead enters the paragraph-seeker, who believes that justice could be served by correctly interpreting the letter of the law (Ibid., p.29). Dr. Helmut Nicolai, District President of the Government in Magdeburg (Die rassengesetzliche Rechtslehre (Racial Jurisprudence), (München: Herausg. G. Feder; Verlag Frz. Eher Nachf. Gmbh, 1933).

Sunic’s latest book, Titans are in Town (Arktos, 2017), prefaced by Kevin MacDonald, consists of a separate novella and essays on ancient myths.

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29 Comments to "The Notion of Racial Diversity in German Academia and National-Socialist Legislation, Part 2"

  1. Rosemarie's Gravatar Rosemarie
    September 17, 2017 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    There are many things the contemporary world can learn from the National Socialism, such as animal welfare, alternative economic practice, protection of nature, healthy living, a sense of dignity and honour… you are doing the Germans a great disservice by digging out these writings, which are far from the best of what National Socialism has to offer. Völkisch philosophy maintains that “peoples are thoughts of God”, and that every race is sacred in its own right. This is proper German thinking, together with the golden rule “do not unto others what you don’t want others to do to you”. I cannot prove it but I am convinced that racial theories, especially those that cater to the narcissism of one group, are a Jewish tool. After all, the Nuremberg race laws were drafted in collaboration with a rabbi, Leo Baeck, and their definition of Jewishness and racial purity fully corresponds to rabbinical law. Leading National Socialists were actually against these laws. Tom Sunic, you are betraying the German people with this kind of work.

    • September 17, 2017 - 5:53 pm | Permalink

      I think you must be largely correct. Hilaire Belloc for example disliked the race aspect of German and Italian ideologies but otherwise seems to have supported them. On the other hand there must be some truth in it, since any group occupying a territory for many generations must have ‘race’ in common. We have lost a lot, when Jew-led Britons and Americans destroyed German libraries.

      • George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
        September 18, 2017 - 6:43 am | Permalink

        The Brits and Americans destroyed German libraries? Why didn’t I know that? Do you have a citation handy?

        • Bob's Gravatar Bob
          September 18, 2017 - 10:17 am | Permalink

          There was this thing called World War Two, and the British and Americans had these things called “heavy bombers” and they would fly them over German cities and drop bombs–explosive devices–which destroyed millions of homes, factories, churches and yes, libraries. I know for a fact that at least three books have been written on this war. You could look it up.

        • Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
          September 18, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

          You just have to speak with people who survived WWII in the occupied zone and they will tell you how the Brits, French, Yanks and Soviets all burnt books and those who supervised which and what books got burnt were all German speaking Jews who mainly were in the U.S. Army.

          • Lou's Gravatar Lou
            September 18, 2017 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

            What titles were the most important?

          • Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
            September 19, 2017 - 9:32 am | Permalink

            @ Lou

            Firstly, all copies of Mein Kampf and almanacs of Reich’s Army Divisions and Brigades from WWII and WWI. Then when the German speaking intelligence officers were sent in they looked for everything relating to National Socialist ideology, racial ideology and naturally books dealing with Jewry and the Masonic sect. To be honest it is amazing anything survived. My grandfather (mom’s stepfather actually) was from Mannheim and nothing was left at war’s end as his house was completely destroyed. The only thing left, which was kept in a secret hole in the basement were his pictures of himself in the Afrika Korps. He had sent them to his mother and she felt the need to hide them. Which is why they survived. Nothing else was left.

          • Lucy's Gravatar Lucy
            September 19, 2017 - 5:20 am | Permalink

            Nail on the head, Pero. My father was incarcerated in an asylum for claiming just that.

          • George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
            September 19, 2017 - 6:50 am | Permalink


            (Mod Note: George (and others), please don’t use this comment stream in the manner of a “chat”, by posting one-word comments. I try to approve only comments with complete thoughts and statements, which can “stand on their own” and still provide meaning to readers. TOO wants it’s comments to be complete statements about the article or a related subject, and not a “chat room” type of commentary. Thanks, and keep on providing your excellent COMPLETE thoughts on topics here.)

          • Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
            September 19, 2017 - 9:25 am | Permalink

            Poor man, Lucy. How sad. But your father was a brave man for telling the truth. It was still going on in the 70s. My father’s uncle was a mayor of a small Croatian coastal town during WWII and after the war he spent 10 years in several communist prisons. I remember as a child that in 1972 when the communists cracked down on the Croatian Spring in December of 71 they went to prominent members of the new national anti-communist rights movement and arrested them. One Sunday morning they came and took all his books published prior to the end of 1945 and burnt them in front of the block of flats he lived in.

    • Joachen's Gravatar Joachen
      September 18, 2017 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

      I can’t find anything regarding Leo Baeck authoring/assisting with
      the Nuremberg race laws. No doubt it’s more convenient that way.
      who wants to be accused of helping evil nazis?

  2. George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
    September 17, 2017 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    In my understanding of Marxism, the program of socialism is to create a “New Socialist Man” and of the human clay which the socialist encounter. This is based on the error of Lamark’s theory that acquired characteristics are inherited. If that is so, mankind can be made equal with the correctly designed social institutions.

    • September 17, 2017 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

      This reminds me of the many people who say “When I meet someone, I take them as I find them!” It may take centuries to understand some group, as the case of the Jews today proves. I’s obvious that human beings have a huge capacity for learning; but the long-term consequences of new types of activity may take centuries to identify, in unhappiness (or happiness), instinctive dissatisfactions (or satisfactions). This of course is where the Jew, with instinctive hatred of other groups, is at an advantage – they have no hesitation in insisting on fake ‘truths’ which they think suit them.

  3. September 17, 2017 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    At. Rosemarie. Your points are well taken —and I hope also sincerely meant. In my occasional TOO pieces on cultural activities in NS Germany I am trying to provide a somewhat different picture of Germany from the one dished out at US colleges in the so-called “Germans studies” or in the mainstream media. The vilification process Germans have been subjected to, coupled with decades-long mandatory feelings of guilt, is now running full steam among all White peoples, even among those who once fought NS Germany. These short translated pieces of mine on the race question are not meant to be a disservice to the German people. Quite the contrary: they are attempting to provide a different insight into one and specific topic only, i.e. the race question. As time goes on we can talk about thousands of German literati and scientists who, under pressure of the left-leaning, Marxist, post-WWII Frankfurt School, were removed or banned from school curriculum and replaced by scared and servile intellectuals. The case study of this political-cultural “servile fear” (“timor servilis”) is the German political class today which needs to double down on its historical mea culpa in order to survive. Out of this German “timor servilis” originated the predictable, albeit suicidal, Angela Merkel’s “welcoming policy” for the masses of non- European migrants. On this collective White schizophrenia, spearheaded by the contemporary German political-academic class, see the chapter “Brainwashing the Germans”, in my Homo americanus; Child of the Postmodern Age” ( 2007).

    • Curmudgeon's Gravatar Curmudgeon
      September 18, 2017 - 7:45 am | Permalink

      I do not share Rosemarie’s opinion. Most of what your articles have contained was mainstream thinking at the time, along with unpleasant truths. For example, it is true that most people are not racially purebred, and that most nations are not racially pure. Many countries had miscegenation laws, and sterilized those judged to be mentally deficient. The crime NS Germany committed was openly discussing these matters. The opinions of those quoted are no less valid, or insulting, than the opinions of their polar opposite academics. The realty is that the “truth” is somewhere between, as it is with most topics.

      • Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
        September 18, 2017 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

        @ Curmudgeon

        I would put it down to an incorrect defining of the word race. I mean the average person in Europe would look at race as being defined by skin colour. Hence, in Europe at that time, most people would correctly state that most nations were racially pure. Where impurity would emerge then, as today, would be in expecting a nation to be ethnically pure. Now that it a different matter. People who then considered themselves Germans or Poles were racially white and hence racially pure. Whether they were ethnically 100% German or Polish is another matter and really irrelevant to the way they felt their national identities should lie.

        • Curmudgeon's Gravatar Curmudgeon
          September 20, 2017 - 7:48 am | Permalink

          I have no idea what most people in Europe thought. However, Canadian immigration records, based on the British model, from the 19th and early 20th century had a “Race” section. That was filled in with Scots, Irish, German, French, etc. Within the Netherlands, Freisians were still being made fun of, in the 1970s (as were Schwabians within Germany) and within Belgium the Flems and Walloons were very tribal. A century ago, the tribe was the race, while the nation was the people/folk/volk/gens etc.

          • Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
            September 20, 2017 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

            @ Curmudgeon

            100 years ago on Continental Europe the race of European was classified as being Caucasian. As it was in Australia which was especially shown through the 1901 parliamentary debate and eventual legislation of the White Australian Policy which specifically defined the race of Europeans as Caucasian. Do not know much of the American scenario.

    • September 18, 2017 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

      (Mod. Note: Ms Yeager, please take your trouble-making and insulting crap home to your own site. It’s not welcome here.)

    • Rosemarie's Gravatar Rosemarie
      September 26, 2017 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for taking the time to respond, Tom. Yes, I was sincere, and I hope you understand that, as a German, I am a little sensitive regarding this particular subject. I feel we would gain more by digging out writings of völkisch authors, and those of NS leaders which show appreciation for other cultures. I seriously believe the Alt Right is walking into a trap by focusing on race, although many will disagree with me here. The problem with the invasion in Germany is not race, it is culture, if anything, and the fact that these people are uprooted from their own homelands, and that their forced presence uproots us. Angela Merkel certainly does not suffer from a timor servilis, she is a cold-blooded agent of destruction, and she is doing what she is told. You should know this. The problem is not “guilt” – in Eastern Germany, nobody feels guilty. The problem is that we are thoroughly occupied: key positions are (again) held by Jews or Jewish pawns who make sure that we cannot do anything about the situation. Yes, our psychic sources of strength are blocked and poisoned. But this negative cultural identity has been IMPOSED ON US, it is not self-chosen. And the whole world has contributed and still is contributing to this situation with their intellectual laziness. But many of you in the English speaking world are now helping us by making revisionist videos and spreading the truth about WWII. I thank all of you who are engaged in such projects, you are doing a great service to humanity. Regards from Germany.

      • George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
        September 27, 2017 - 6:48 am | Permalink

        I do believe that relying on race theory is a trap. The guys who socially construct reality for us, the media, entertainment, etc., have set up the argument so that criticism of a troublesome minority is automatically regarded as a racial attack. The best example comes from Chicago, where the Democrat Party runs everything that matters, the schools, the newspapers, the television, the entertainment and even the Catholic Church. This is a city where more than 500 blacks and other minority victims have been murdered since January. The public argument is structured into only two choices 1. blacks are victims of discrimination and a lack of conservative money, or 2. blacks are genetically predisposed to crime. Notice, the choice totally ignores who actually runs the city and what party has run it for the last 70 or so years. It totally ignores the ideology of the Democrat Party which explicitly rejects the moral law and tells people that they can do what they want.

  4. September 18, 2017 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    The “jesus not jewish” google explains ALL to ANY who desire to know The Truth

    Ron Stauffer – [email protected]

  5. Karen T's Gravatar Karen T
    September 18, 2017 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Leonard Cohens final album, You Want It Darker, recorded long after his (false?) sojourn into Buddhism, media proclaimed role as troubadour to lost Gentiles and heartthrob to sensitive teenyboppers, marks his return to Judaism. …..What else is new? They always return to their roots, as though they’ve never left them, which I suspect is why the old adage “you can never trust a Jew” proves that there is more truth than naught in old adages. My point being that there is only one war and it’s been going on for at least 6000 years , the war between Jew and Aryan.

  6. Karen T's Gravatar Karen T
    September 18, 2017 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

    addendum…’Aryan’ is meant loosely.

  7. Lou's Gravatar Lou
    September 18, 2017 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Off topic but worth a possible thread,

    Murray is one of a staggering 11 American mayors accused of sexual crimes against children since last year. One was a Republican; the rest were Democrats.
    Is there ANYTHING on this earth creepier than the obsession so-called progressives have with the genitals and sexuality of prepubescent children?
    And—DeBlasios guy–
    “Jacob Schwartz was arrested in May after a police search of his laptop revealed “3,000 images and 89 videos…depicting sexual acts with children as young as 6 months old.”
    Sick sick sick.
    6 months old??? Why isn’t this son of a bitch being tarred and feathered right now?
    [via Taki Mag]

    • George Kocan's Gravatar George Kocan
      September 19, 2017 - 6:56 am | Permalink

      Sexual exploitation of children is part of the agenda of the Democrat Party. Alfred Kinsey, guru of sex education in public schools, had no problem with adult-child sex. Current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg worked for lowering the age of consent while an attorney for the ACLU.

  8. Pero Ercegovac's Gravatar Pero Ercegovac
    September 19, 2017 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    @ George Kocan

    Unfortunately nowadays most of the witnesses are dead and those who are alive are in their 90s. But if you ever find yourself in ethnic German social clubs and meet a person in their 90s just ask them. I was fortunate enough to be brought up with an Austrian grandmother ever present, hence I remember all the conversations she had with her friends on the issues of book burnings and systematic rape of Germanic and other Central European women by the Soviet forces etc. etc. At the time listening to these stories was not a pleasant experience but looking back I wished I listened more acutely as there is no greater history lesson than that which comes from listening to those who lived through history. Shame.

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