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New People - Hitler's Germany for the Aryan race - a horrifying issue. November 1933

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Neues Volk - Blätter des Aufklärungsamtes für Bevölkerungspolitik und Rassenpflege - "New People" - Issue of the Office of Enlightenment for Population Policy and Race Care. Berlin, November 1, 1933. A racist journal in the spirit of the "New Germany" cleansed of inferior races, rebuilding itself through cultivation of the Aryan race and its hereditary distinction from other races. Published by the Nazi Party's Racial Policy Office of the NSDAP, distributed mainly in German health authorities.

"We miss home so much, we Germans finally want to become what we are, we want to understand what was in us from the beginning". A rare issue of "New People" in Nazi Germany under Hitler in his first year as Führer. The entire issue written in the spirit of the cleansed New Germany of inferior races, Germany returning to the forgotten German ideals since the end of World War I, Germany demanding the extraction of inferior races from its midst, with shocking explanations and examples of how deeply entrenched was the theory of Aryan racial supremacy in Nazi Germany. Cover photograph of a typical Aryan girl illustrating "Germany's face".

In a central article by Dr. K. Bart explaining in detail Aryan racial supremacy over other races, under the title "The Meaning of Racial Science" he notes that among all human races there are two groups "that are most important for us Germans - the Nordic race, and the Near East 'Rajah'... We Germans belong mainly to the Nordic Rajah". The writer proudly quotes a Roman historian describing the ancient German women ancestors of the Nordics: "They are mostly blond and blue-eyed, they have strong characteristics, they are usually tall and look tough... He praises their purity of manners, their modesty, their sociability, their simple way of life, their bravery, their loyalty and devotion to the leader", adding "These are the true German qualities preserved in the German people even today, the Nordic peoples to which we too belong... The inner and outer characteristics are hereditary, they have been passed down to us Germans for hundreds of years... The white race does not have the thick and protruding lips, the flat nose or the black hair and stubbles of the black race (think of the Negro! - bold letters in original )... The white race has so much. Thought, invented, discovered, not just cameras, airplanes and radio, no, truly all inventions and discoveries were made by the white masses..."

Throughout the issue the message is conveyed that Germany must remove inferior races from within and build its promising future based on the pure Aryan race. On one page a photograph of a sick Negro appears alongside four German boys on the facing page, with the shocking caption: "This Negro criminal, genetically ill, British citizen, has been in a German hospital for 16 years. England refused again and again to let him cross its borders. It cost the previous German governments 5 marks per day, a total of 29,500 marks, which would have had to be raised through taxes from the people. What blessings could the state have created with this money and how many families it would have succeeded in liberating from bitter suffering and worry. It is a thousand times more important to ensure the future of our genetically healthy youth, as embodied in the four splendid boys in the Labour Service, in the new state they will find work and bread and the security to be able to establish families of their own in the near future".

On two other pages, a shocking photograph of an asylum patient with both arms in plaster is displayed on the left alongside a typical German girl, with the caption: "This poor creature is a descendant of inferior parents forgotten quickly, did not grow up to be joyful to anyone, wasting away more than living in an asylum, to protect his small scratched arms from further harm they are protected by cardboard strips. He runs around with a doll on his head, plays with sand and sleeps with it, is this how the descendants of Germany should look?" And continues... On the facing page alongside a photograph of a German girl: "No! We need healthy, joyful children for their parents, children whose future is secured for our people in them".

The issue sums up the vision of the New Germany after the low years since World War I: "We suffered 14 years of disgrace (Since the First World War). For 14 years our people was corrupted more and more by bad tools, by bad theatre, by bad art, by bad cinema, but the characteristics that comprise the race are hereditary, and fortunately can never be completely destroyed in young people. The good core remained. Therefore Adolf Hitler again succeeded in awakening to new life these characteristics of the German people that could never be completely destroyed... Thanks to him and his great work began the new beginning of the awakening of the German people..."

Additional articles deal with the danger to the race from marriages to non-Germans, sayings about racial hygiene, the ideal German woman, German women working on farms as part of a return to nature, German professional photography, the necessity of high birth rates in the German family and importance of Germany's population growth, advertisements for German fabrics "German manufacturers, German brands only", medical spas in Germany for Germans, a German education house in the forests, and more.

This issue before us proves to what extent the notion of Aryan racial supremacy was actually based in Germany in practice among the population and not just in theory belonging to a small number of thinkers. Neues Volk was published monthly between 1933-1944 by the Neues Volk publishing house (Berlin/Vienna), the publisher was the Nazi Party's Racial Policy Office (RPA), popular among party members, distributed especially in German health authorities. In Germany the magazine had a circulation of 750,000 copies.

41 p. 26 cm. Complete issue. Small tear in bottom left corner of title page. Good - very good condition.

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