Book highlights unsavory US connection with eugenics

Posted: April 18, 2021 in The Orphan Conspiracies
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Although eugenics flourished in Nazi Germany, the ideal of a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race wasn’t Adolf Hitler’s. In researching one of our books, we discovered that American eugenics policies inspired eugenics programs in Nazi Germany. If that’s not disturbing enough, during the early days of the Third Reich, American eugenicists publicly praised Hitler’s plans to introduce and enforce sterilization of “unsuitable people” and other such eugenics policies!


Auschwitz a symbol of Hitler’s eugenics program.

In Mein Kampf, Hitler credited America with helping formulate his ideas on eugenics, and he admitted he’d studied the laws of US states to familiarize himself with selective reproduction and other eugenics issues.

Funding also flowed from the US to Nazi Germany for eugenics programs. For example, The Rockefeller Foundation financed numerous German eugenics experiments, including one that Josef Mengele worked on before he carried out his notorious human experimentations in Auschwitz.

In America, eugenics often targeted minority ethnicities. Early last century, 31 US states legalized sterilization of those deemed genetically inferior, especially psychiatric patients. And Nobel-prize winning electronics pioneer, eugenics advocate and notorious racist, Dr. William Shockley, proposed to pay black persons with IQ’s lower than 100 a cash incentive of $1000 to have themselves sterilized.

We devote a chapter to the unsavory topic of eugenics in our book The Orphan Conspiracies. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy Kindle Edition

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