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Partial propagandistic anti-Semitic German high school teaching aid, "Erblehre und Rassenkunde in bildlicher Dartstellung" ("Pictorial Representation of Heredity and the Science of Race"), by Alfred Vogel, illustrations by Eberhard Brauchle (Stuttgart: Verlag fur nationale Literatur Gebr. Rath), 1938. 47 separate plates (out of 78 as published, most illustrated in color, each 11 1/2" x 15 1/2". This volume was produced as a teaching aid to introduce "new" discoveries in genetics and their application to racial science to high school students. In a very clever manner, the plates and text progress from showing plants and their pollination, showing the products of cross-breeding of various colored plants, corn, wheat, etc. through the use of diagrams and illustrations, also taking into account environment. It then proceeds to introduce humans into the equation, illustrating that "sick" parents produce "sick" children, and including those who are deformed, mentally retarded, murderers, etc. The geographic proximity of those with "undesirable" character traits to each other in a reproductive sense is also explored. One plate sums up the evils previously explored: flight from the land, big-city living, and reduction of the birth rate will all lead to the death of the population. The flight of the population eastwards into the cities is examined, as is reasons for the reduction of the birth rate. Other plates depict Jews "flooding" into Germany, dominating industry, Jews "misrepresenting" and "poisoning" German art, literature and theater, attacks on the Talmud, associations between Jews and Freemasons, results of mixed marriages, and effects of race laws. The last plate, titled: "Avoid the Jews!", shows "typical" Germans regarding signs and slogans reading: "Aryan Business...Buy only from Germans...Only go to the German doctor...Where the Jew reigns, the Farmer dies!" In hard cover portfolio with black printed title, missing 31 plates, with the securing folds of the cover partially detached, else very good.
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Minimum Bid: $160.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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