Friday, June 5, 2009

Nazi Eugenics Posters

Volk und Rasse was a monthly magazine focusing on the "positive" side of Nazi racial theory, strengthening German racial stock. I've added illustrations from an August 1936 issue of displays from Nazi racial exhibitions, many of which were held throughout the country during the 1930's. Those with genetic illnesses are presented in the worst possible light. The first image shows the blessings of sterilization ("Who would want to be responsible for this?"). The second claims that, on average, a genetically ill person costs the state 50,000 Marks over sixty years. 

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