Vererbungslehre, Rassenkunde und Gesundheitspflege. Einführung nach methodischen Grundsätzen - Inheritance Doctrine, Racial Science and Public Health. An Introduction According to Methodical Principles by Dr. Jakob Graf with 115 Illustrations and 4 Colored Plates, published by J.F. Lehmanns, Munich 1936. Hardcover with original dust jacket everything complete. The copy of the German psychiatrist, one of the main propagators of racial theory in Nazi Germany Hitler's medical-scientific advisor Prof. Ernst Rüdin with his ownership stamp in the form of a handwritten signature.
A detailed textbook of Nazi racial theory accompanied by dozens of illustrations, diagrams and colored plates. The first part deals with the science of inheritance in general and the second part deals with the laws of inheritance in humans, with the aim of proving racial theory scientifically - the superiority of the Aryan race and the inferiority of the Semitic races, with the Jewish people presented as the lowest of races. The introduction to the book includes a wish that the book will be for German youth because "future generations of the people are created in the lap of youth" and "let this book also be in the hands of students during lessons and for self-instruction". The way the Nazis disseminated racial theory was to establish the racial theory as proven science in plants, animals and humans, and then to lead the reader to the "inescapable conclusions" - the Jewish race is the lowest of races and the source of all the world's ills and it poses a threat to the existence of the other races - by characterizing the nature and cultures of European Jewry to their various countries, and the conclusion - the application of the laws of race in practice - first one must avoid intermarriage with them, and then destroy them, while implanting the concept of "racial degeneration" to which the young reader is exposed in a seemingly scientific guise. In the book are comparative photographs of Jewish and Semitic figures in a stereotypical guise in simple clothes, contrasted with images of blond, muscular Aryan men and women in an attempt to demonstrate the superiority of the latter over the former, and also many tables showing racial influence. Of the most horrific and dangerous race theory books which were distributed in Nazi Germany.
At the beginning of the book is an ownership stamp of the German psychiatrist Ernst Rüdin [1874-1952]. Rüdin was one of the prominent students of German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (the spiritual father of racial theory). Ernst Rüdin was one of the founders of the German Society for Racial Hygiene in 1904 and an adviser to the Nazis on racial politics. Rüdin was among the first to write about the "dangers" of hereditary defects and the alleged superiority of the Nordic race as the supposed "creator of culture". Rüdin headed the organizations of psychiatrists and neurologists in Nazi Germany. His ideas served as the scientific basis for justifying the racial policy of Nazi Germany and the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring" was passed by the German government on January 1, 1934. Rüdin was so enthusiastic about the idea of racial selection that his colleagues called him the "Reich Führer for Sterilization". From his high position as Hitler's senior adviser, he instigated scientists who gave legitimacy to the murderous regime. In particular, Rüdin is responsible for the sterilization of 400,000 people and the murder of 300,000 mentally ill and disabled people. Immediately after Hitler came to power, Rüdin declared: "Through the political work of Adolf Hitler, only he will enable us to realize our dream of thirty years, to make racial hygiene a reality". Rüdin formally joined the Nazi party in 1937. In 1939, on his 65th birthday, he was awarded the 'Goethe Medal for Art and Science' by Hitler, who defined him as the "pioneer of the Reich's racial-hygienic means". By using the title of pioneer of psychiatric heredity studies, he designed, justified and financed the mass sterilization and clinical killing of adults and children during the Holocaust. In 1942, he was one of the proponents of the idea of "Euthanasia" and called and worked for the "elimination of clearly inferior young children". In 1945 Rüdin was apprehended, and the prosecution team at the Nuremberg Trials considered putting him on trial, but in 1946 he was released and absurdly returned to his position as director of the research institute until his death in 1952.
336  p. 24 cm. Very good condition. Between the pages of the book are original bookmarks from the period with an advertisement for two German racial journals published by the "Reich Committee for Public Health".