The Biology of the Second Reich

Published January 28, 2022 4,695 Views

This award-winning 14-minute documentary tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War 1, including an exploration of the German military’s genocidal policies in Southwest Africa (modern Namibia). The video features the work of California State University historian Richard Weikart, author of the book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan). More information is available at darwintohitler.com. Biology of the Second Reich was a featured selection at the Anthem Film Festival, and it was named Best Documentary Short by the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.

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