The master plan : Himmler's scholars and the Holocaust / Heather Pringle.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Hyperion, c2006Edition: 1st edDescription: xii, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 0786868864; 9780786868865 (hardcover); 0786887737; 9780786887736Subject(s): Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945 | Ahnenerbe (Institute) -- History | Nazis -- Germany -- Biography | National socialism and intellectuals | Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | National socialism -- Philosophy | Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel. Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt | Racism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century | Physical anthropology -- Germany -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Master plan.DDC classification: 323.143/09/043 LOC classification: DD247.H46 | P75 2006Other classification: 8,1 | NQ 2280 | e 124 | e 174 | n 90
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-446) and index.
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.
Foreign affairs -- The reader -- Aryans -- Death's-head -- Making stones speak -- Finding religion -- Enchantment -- The Orientalist -- Intelligence operations -- Cro-Magnon -- The blossoming -- To the Himalayas -- Tibet -- In Siever's office -- Thieves -- The treasure of Kerch -- Lords of the manor -- Searching for the Star of David -- The skeleton collection -- Refuge -- Thor's hammer -- Nuremberg -- Secrets -- Shadows of history.