"American raceologists were proud to have inspired the strictly eugenic state the Nazis were constructing."
Jerusalem Post, Feb 8, 2012
To American utopians Hitler was a pioneering hero. And Hitler in turn acknowledged his debt to them:
American support for German “race science” began long before Hitler. “During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists.” He, in turn, acknowledged his debt to America:
Even the epithets attributed by Hitler to the Jews, “bacteria,” vermin,” etc., were first introduced by American eugenicists decades earlier in referring to their own Unfit.
But it was the model of eugenics introduced into American law that provided Germany the rationale for state controlled social engineering geared to the creation of a superior race. It provided as well the “scientific” veneer justifying those future atrocities which, following Israel’s capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, would be referred to as “the Holocaust.”
In addition to U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned “involuntary sterilization,” Germany took special not of Virginia’s legislation enacted to preserve “white racial purity.” That law, and miscegenation laws around the United States, remained on the books until the 1967 Supreme Court ruling against the Virginia Racial Integrity Act of 1924 was ruled unconstitutional.
1924 was also the year the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed its eugenics-conforming Immigration Act of 1924 which fifteen years later sealed the fate of European Jewry. The eugenic intent of the 1924 law and the quota system it established regarding immigration remained in place until finally repealed by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.”
Propaganda for Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program:
America funds Rassenhygiene: We have already seen that the Carnegie Institute was supporting German eugenics as early as the 1920’s. But Carnegie was not alone.
One important project of the Institute involved distinguishing “racial variation” by blood groups. Another was twin studies:
“At the time of Rockefeller's endowment, Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, a hero in American eugenics circles, functioned as a head of the Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics. Rockefeller funding of that Institute continued both directly and through various research conduits during Verschuer's early tenure. In 1935... Verschuer wrote… that Germany's war would yield a "total solution to the Jewish problem.”
Verschuer’s research assistant was a young doctor named Josef Mengele who would be called the “Angel of Death” by Auschwitz inmates. As camp “physician” Mengele conducted gruesome experiments, particularly his “twins” experiments with children, described by Vershuer as, “Anthropological testing of the most diverse racial… being carried out with permission of the SS Reichsführer [Himmler].”
America teaches Germany eugenics: In 1928 Harry Laughlin, assistant director at the Carnegie-funded Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the main eugenics research center in the United States, delivered a speech in Munich followed by a paper the following year. In it he claimed that,
Just how envious the Americans were of their German disciples and the emerging Nazi state is expressed by the executive secretary of the American Eugenics Society:
American support of Nazi eugenics did not end with Auschwitz (although most eugenicists hid their enthusiasm during between 1941 and 1945). Nor did their loyalty and support for their Nazi disciples end with reports of the horrific crimes they committed. With American assistance accused Nazi war criminals not only escaped judgment at Nuremberg but were assisted to return to prominent teaching and research careers. Mengele’s boss, Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer,
Afterword: After the Holocaust American eugenics generally adopted new titles, cosmetic changes disguising their continuing racist agenda. The American Society of Human Genetics for example annually celebrates the success of the Human Genome Project. It also conducts an aggressive educational outreach to students K through twelve and beyond.
One present day non-profit organization, the Pioneer Fund, created in 1937, remains openly dedicated to the goal of American race betterment, aspires to an eventual American Aryan state.
Recent writings in this Series:
1. Eugenics, euthanasia and American race improvement
2. Antisemitism as national policy: The US Congress shuts the borders
3. Before Hitler the Aryan Master Race was America’s ideal
4. America redefines Zionism: The Diaspora as Jewish homeland