The Third Reich’s Terrifying Master Race Program You’ve Never Heard Of
1. Post-World War I Mayhem
The aftermath of World War I set the stage for extremism in pre-World War II Germany with financial plight and Germany’s humiliation at the treaty of Versailles. In their search for a scapegoat, Germans turned to a dark obsession with race and genetics, fueled by Adolf Hitler’s new political party that would eventually become the Third Reich.
The Third Reich’s “final solution” to eradicate unwanted and “inferior” populations is well known but another sinister plot was also implemented during this time. It was a plot to bolster the Aryan race; to savagely “Germanize” a population with pure genetics by any means possible.
2. German Decline
World War I left the male population of Germany decimated. The war was one of the most deadly conflicts in human history, leaving over 18 million dead. With the German male population devastated after the war, fewer and fewer women were able to marry.
The population in Germany quickly declined. Abortion rates soared due to the chronic lack of men to marry and the social stigma that came along with being an unwed mother. Abortions reportedly rose to around 800,000 a year during the inter-war period. The new ruling National Socialist Party, however, would move to stop this at any cost.
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