Hans1906 wrote: ↑
10 Apr 2021 20:54
George, you should read more about this topic...
It was not just drilled into the boys, they were the future master race, the elite of the future empire.
Highly educated, very athletic, tall and blond, with blue eyes, there were no little weaklings in these schools, failures were mercilessly sorted out.
Tests of courage were the order of the day, as late as 1945 the boys were equipped with light handguns to fight Yugoslav partisans, the boys patrolled the forests in Carinthia without ever having fired a single shot before.
Captured by partisans, the boys were stripped and sent away naked.
"Go to your mothers, you children in uniforms!"
That's what my uncle remembered after the disarmament, the boy hid for over a year afterwards with mountain farmers in Austria, he was afraid of being arrested and killed as an NPEA student.
A bad time, the uncle never talked about those years, only with his mother, my grandmother, who told me all this in later years.
War is shit, for children and young people definitely hell on earth.
Unfortunately, that's all I remember.
I have read in depth about this topic. Apart from the occasional mention of the term by a couple of Nazis, I don't see any evidence that it was widely used in Nazi propaganda.
On the contrary, Germans were told to respect that racial differences exist (according to Nazi ideology) but to not speak about superior or inferior races.
Below are a far examples:
National Socialist thought . . . grants full equity to every other Volk and, moreover never speaks of superior or inferior, but rather only of alien racial admixture.
We appreciate the fact that those of another race are different from us. This scientific truth is the basis, the justification and, at the same time, the obligation of every racial policy without which a restoration of Europe in our day is no longer practicable. Whether that other race is "better" or "worse" is not possible for us to judge. For this would demand that we transcend our own racial limitations for the duration of the verdict and take on a superhuman, even divine, attitude from which alone an "impersonal" verdict could be formed on the value or lack of such of the many living forms of inexhaustible Nature. But we of all people are too conscious of the inseparable ties of the blood and our own race to attempt to aspire to such an ultra-racial standpoint, even in the abstract.
The others may not be better or worse, but they are different than we are, and because they are different than we are, there is a kind of wall between us that is part of the laws of life. That is the core of National Socialism’s racial thinking. Our goal is not to insult others, to say: “What a great guy I am!” Rather, we hold to the humble recognition that each healthy piece of life has its corner of the world, and its special tasks. This is just as true of humans as it is of plants and animals in all their multiplicity. We know that one type is no more valuable than another. But we also know that each variety of life has a right to existence only as long as it keeps itself pure and strong. Only when a tree bears the proper fruit does it have a right to live. Otherwise it will be cut down and destroyed. We do not know why things are the way they are, and it would be foolish to ask the reason. That is how things are. Our task is to humbly accept the laws that govern our human existence, and to accept the fact that we are born Germans in Germany, not as Chinese or Eskimos. That is not because of our virtues, nor it is our fault, nor was it our will. It was fate that came from above. We have no choice but to accept this fate and to develop the abilities that fate has given us according to necessity and law.
The fundamental reason for excluding foreign-raced groups from a people’s body is not discrimination or contempt, but rather the realization of otherness. Only through such thinking will the peoples again become healthy and able to respect each other.
So much for preaching about a superior Aryan German master race...