By Bjorn M. Felder, Paul J. Weindling
The background of eugenics within the Baltic States is essentially unknown. The e-book compares for the 1st time the eugenic initiatives of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the similar disciplines of racial anthropology and psychiatry, and situates them in the wider eu context. powerful ethno-nationalism outlined the kingdom as a organic crew, which used to be fostered through authoritarian regimes validated in Lithuania in 1926, and in Estonia and Latvia in 1934. The eugenics initiatives have been designed to set up a state in organic phrases. Their goals have been to render the kingdom ethnically, genetically and racially homogeneous. the most schedule used to be a non-democratic kingdom that outlined its inhabitants in organic phrases. Eugenic rules have been to regenerate the kingdom and to reconstruct it as a "pure" and "original" race, Such schemes for nationwide regeneration contained robust parts of secular faith.
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34 54 Ken Kalling 4. Soviet and Nazi Occupations In autumn 1940, when the occupying Soviets banned most public organisations, the eugenics society was on this list. It handed its property over to the Estonian Naturalists’ Society (Eesti Looduseuurijate Selts), which proposed opening a section of medical biology and genetics (which did not in fact happen). 35 In February 1941 the Institute of Eugenics became the Laboratory of General Biology of the University of Tartu.
The idea of a blond variant of the Ostrasse or East Race developed rapidly from 1921. In 1933 the concept of a distinctively blond skin and blond haired Baltic race – as opposed to a dark East Race - was given further scientific underpinnings during the 1920s. This drew on studies by Pöch, the Swedish eugenicist Hermann Lundborg, and studies on Livonians by the Latvian anthropologist Jānis Vilde in 1924. Michael Hesch was an anthropologist from the Transylvanian Saxon community, known as the Siebenbürgen Sachsen.
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Baltic Eugenics : Bio-Politics, Race and Nation in Interwar Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1918-1940 by Bjorn M. Felder, Paul J. Weindling