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Scientific Racism in Germany It was primarily in Germany however where racist science and scientific anti-Semitism took root In a book entitled Darwin Deutschland und die Juden the author demanded to take into account the findings of the Darwinian doctrine and stated that a struggle for survival was taking place between a productive GermanoAryan race and parasitary Semites thus promulgation of an anti-Judaic legislation was scientifically justified Beta 1876 p 11 Eugenics had become a respectable branch of medicine resulting in outcries of deep anxiety about the fatal threat of Jews to the Aryan race Fisher announced with an absolute certainty the extinction of all European peoples in the absence of a coherent race policy In the same year a society among others was established under the name Deutschbund which focused on the eradication of the inferior elements of the population and the struggle against the Jewish and Slavic bloods Poliakov1987 p 338 Heinrich von Treitschke 1834-1896 wrote that the white race was the aristocracy of human kind and called on it to share the planet The value of each western nation would be determined by the extent of the foreign land they mastered This colonial rivalry between the Aryans was necessary for nations could not prosper without intense competition like the struggle for survival of Darwin see Poliakov p 343 As a result Treitschke paid almost religious tribute to war which was echoed by Friedrich von Bernhardi 1849-1930 who considered war as an indispensable factor of civilization and a biological necessity of first order see Poliakov1987 p 344 Josef Reimer described how to organize Germany into the master of Europe and Siberia The population of this space would be divided between Germans and Germanisable elements on the one hand and those nonGermanisable on the other Jews and Slavs fell within the latter category of those who were to be excluded from the Germanic community of procreation extra connubio and their
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