Nazi Ideology and Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution
Dr. Meinecke spoke to North Carolina teachers at the Museum in November 2002. He presents this material at many of the Museum's teacher training programs on-site and around the nation. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum's website.
The Nazis believed Germans were members of a “master race,” superior in mind and body to all other peoples. The Nazi state sought to foster this supposed “superiority” by preventing Germans from intermingling with “inferior” peoples, and encouraging the number of children born to “healthy” members of society while preventing the procreation of “inferior” types.