Nordicism and National Socialism, 6

by Evropa Soberana

Walther Darré

 
Richard Walther Darré (1895-1953) was the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Supplies of the Reich, Chief of the German Peasants, Director of the SS Office of the Race and Resettlement, co-founder of the Ahnenerbe and father and promoter of the geopolitical idea of Blut und Boden (blood and soil). Darré had an important role in the policy of German racial hygiene, especially in the National Socialist attempt to create a new rural nobility that—as it could not be otherwise—should be Nordic.

Almost all the empires in the history of the world, and all great cultures, have been founded and maintained by men of Nordic blood. We also know that these great empires and cultures have fallen into ruins because the men of Nordic blood who ruled over them did not keep their blood pure.

It is the Germanic race—the ‘Nordic’ race according to the expression in vogue—what has breathed the blood and life into our Nobility; it is this race that has dictated its customs…

New Nobility from Blood and Soil, 1935, chapter 1.
 

It is demonstrated that everything we call German has been created exclusively by the Germanic man we now call the man of the Nordic race, and that, in each case, only the Germanic peoples have been the basic element of German culture and history…

Being able to demonstrate the origin of this race as located in the northwest of Europe, an agreement was reached to give to this species of men the name used by the natural sciences of the Nordic race, or the Nordic man. Many genuine Germans are still opposed in their hearts to being designated as ‘Nordic’ as they have liked to consider their whole life as Germanic for the authentically German, but it is for the sake of clarity of the statement that that particular word should be created for this new conception.

It is impossible to speak of ‘Germanic race’, because then we would arrive at the false conclusion that the Roman, Greek, Persian cultures, etc., were created by the Germans. We need, on the other hand, a conception that expresses this race, which was common to all these peoples. The Indo-German designation has been proposed, but it is based exclusively on a linguistic element. With this it induced an error, because the towns where the Nordic blood has become extinct can very well speak an Indo-Germanic language. We had, then, to introduce a new conception, which had long been established in the form of the ‘Nordic race’. The Nordic idea is, then, the study of the German to its ultimate roots, beyond even the Germanic…

For us, Germans, there is only one possible goal: To try by all possible means to ensure that the blood that is creative in the body of our people, that is to say the Nordic blood, is conserved and multiplied, since of that depends the conservation and development of Germanism…

That in eminent men non-Nordic features exist, demonstrates that a certain contribution of non-Nordic blood is not necessarily an obstacle to the formation and development of a personality of value… This would not, of course, justify taking care of the non-Nordic races in Germany, let alone recommending them to the German people as the objective of their selection, even admitting that this would not lead to miscegenation…

It is true, on the other hand, that the depletion of the Nordic blood extinguishes the creative force in the body of the people. The reached conclusion is the following: Everyone who is stimulated to a certain degree by some non-Nordic blood is not necessarily harmful, but it becomes so if that degree is exceeded… Therefore, the fact that we can see today a strong miscegenation in our people is not a reason to continue along the same path. It is, on the contrary, a reason to indirectly stop miscegenation by clearly designating a result to be achieved as a goal of selection to our people.

We have absorbed so much non-Nordic blood that even if we only reserved marriage to the girls of Nordic blood, we would still preserve for millennia in the body of our people parts of non-Nordic blood sufficient to bring the richest food to the diversity of temperaments creators… German morality flourished on the primitive background of Germanic blood. Even today that background conceals a lot of non-Nordic blood. One must regret it and see in it, undoubtedly, in large part, the reason for the current decay of our morality…

The purification of the German hereditary protoplasm from its non-Nordic blood parts is easy in the field of selection.

To inspire us again from the experience of animal husbandry, we will deduce that we must educate the German people so that they recognise the Nordic man as an objective, and in particular, that he may discern his features in a mestizo, since in the end this is the decisive issue… The habitual abandonment to Fate of our precious hereditary protoplasm sabotages our tribes of origin: such a state of affairs shall not last for long…

The selection by the outer physique has the advantage of limiting the cross-breeds. Thus the truly foreign blood is drawn away from our people, whose effect is incalculable on the blood heritage of the offspring…

It is true that in this evolution, England had the advantage that in many regions there inhabited, above all, the Nordic ‘Anglo-Saxon’ peasant classes: a kind of source from which the upper class continually received the influx. The circumstances are still analogous today in Germany. In large part, our peasantry still has an excellent ‘blood heritage’. Ultimately, there is no reason to doubt that it is possible to turn Nordic our people again through a clear example of the selection to be made, in the sense in which Günther understands it.

New Nobility from Blood and Soil, 1935, chapter 8.

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Nordicism and National Socialism, 3

by Evropa Soberana

A woman from the North of Friesland.
Both the Nazis and the American eugenicists
agreed in considering the Frisians and the Saxons
as the purest ethnic elements of Germany.

 
Madison Grant (1865-1937) was a well known American Nordicist and eugenicist. Grant, who is sometimes introduced as a sort of Hispanophobe, actually praised the ‘virile blood of the Spanish conquistadors’.

The Nordics are, all over the world, a race of soldiers, sailors, adventurers, and explorers, but above all, of rulers, organizers, and aristocrats in sharp contrast to the essentially peasant character of the Alpines. Chivalry and knighthood, and their still surviving but greatly impaired counterparts, are peculiarly Nordic traits, and feudalism, class distinctions, and race pride among Europeans are traceable for the most part to the north.

The Passing of the Great Race, 1916 chapter 11.

The first is the Nordic or Baltic subspecies. This race is long skulled, very tall, fair skinned, with blond or brown hair and light collared eyes. The Nordics inhabit the countries around the North and Baltic Seas, and include not only the great Scandinavian and Teutonic groups, but also other early peoples who first appear in southern Europe and in Asia as representatives of Aryan language and culture.

The so-called red haired branch of the Nordic race has special characters in addition to red hair, such as a greenish cast of eye, a skin of peculiar texture tending either to great clarity or to freckles, and certain peculiar temperamental traits. This was probably a variety closely related to the blonds, and it first appears in history in association with them.

The Passing of the Great Race, 1916 chapter 2.
 
Karl Weinländer. Faced with these relatively reasoned positions, consider now a true exalted Nordicist who can be considered a radical. In Nuremberg in 1933, and with the assistance of the National Socialist Teachers League, Karl Weinländer wrote:

All races (Alpine, Dinaric, Mediterranean, Baltic-Eastern) are simply the bastards of the unnatural crossing of the Nordic man with the inferior races. This natural inferiority of the non-Nordic races is attested by the fact that the iris of the eye, the hair, and in worse cases, even the skin, are pigmented.

Quoted in Rassenkunde des Deutschen Volkes (see also Rassenkunde Europas).
 
Hermann Gauch (1899-1978) was a racial theorist. His theories were considered too radical even in National Socialist Germany, to the point that one of his books was censored by the Reich authorities because he called the Italians ‘half-simians’.

The Nordic man is… the creator of all culture and civilisation. The salvation and preservation of Nordic man alone will save and preserve culture and civilisation. Lasting success, of course, can only be achieved through the unification of all Nordic humanity of the Germanic countries, and a number of other strongly Nordic areas.

New Foundations of Racial Science. (USA: Encyclopaedia of the Third Reich, published in 1934).

Examples of Nordic ideal in the art
and propaganda of the Third Reich.

 
Hans F. K. Günther (1891-1968), the most famous example of Nordicist and German eugenicist, provided the basis of the racial theory of the Third Reich. Günther was a friend of Walther Darré and member of the NSDAP since 1932. With extensive knowledge of classical culture and Germanic, Persian and Hindu history, he married a Norwegian with whom he had two daughters, Ingrid and Sigrun.

In 1935, Günther was declared ‘pride of the NSDAP’, and in 1940 Hitler himself awarded him the Goethe Medal of Art and Science. At the end of the war, Günther spent three years in an Allied concentration camp, and denied the official version of the Jewish holocaust until his death.

The decline and fall of the Hellenic world must be attributed to the destructive result of a millennium of devastating wars and strife and, on the other hand, to the political and spiritual transformation that has particularly harmed the lineage possessed by the predominantly Nordic Indo-German race, which had descended from Central Europe, particularly from central Germany. De-Nordization is the main cause of this decadence.

Lebengeschichte des hellenischen Volkwes (Editor: Franz von Bebenburg, 1965).

It must be clearly stated that, within the German nation, Nordic blood should be considered ‘desirable’ and non-Nordic blood ‘less desirable’. It is the extended criterion of the immigration laws in force in America, for which, I point out, the Nordic blood represents what is desirable.

This criterion, drawn from the observation of important general circumstances, is not directed against non-Nordic individuals, it only wants to protect the desired Nordic blood against the danger of extinction, and to increase as much as possible this desirable blood. The teaching of genetics that tells us: ‘The value of a man as a subject is different from its value as procreator’, must inspire each of our considerations.

Rassenkunde des Deutschen Volkes, 1922.

From the racial point of view, there is only one equality of birth: that based on the equal purity of Nordic blood. Racially, the noble of mixed race is not of equal birth to a Nordic peasant girl.

Going back to the origins of the peoples of Indo-European heritage, one arrives at a political and spiritual aristocracy of a predominantly Nordic race… These original Nordic-Indo-Europeans called themselves ‘Aryans’, ārya [Sanskrit word] in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Persia. We can see it in the Rig-Veda, in the inscription of the tomb of Emperor Darius, in the Germanic names, and in the nobility. They described themselves with Nordic characteristics.

Der Nordische Gedanke unter den Deutschen, 1927.