Monday, 8 April 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Time to Remember the Roots of the Holocaust

When all German Jews were hated: A Star of David at the Judisches Museum in Westphalia, Dorsten, Germany. Image courtesy of Daniel Ullrich, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Today, it’s Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. It might be a suitable time to remind ourselves of the ideology that prompted the slaughter of six million people just because they were Jews:

The Nazi race ideology owes much to the writings of Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919). A professor of zoology who was the chief spokesman for Darwinian evolution in continental Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century, Haeckel is still remembered for his fraudulent embryo drawings. Less well known are his views on the inferiority of the black “races”. Like Charles Darwin, he thought they were less evolved than white people.

The Nazis assumed that Jews were less evolved than Aryans and they found a way to solve this problem, as they saw it.

This says a lot about the consequences of Darwinism.