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Samstag, 6. Mai 2017

Woher kommt das Wort 'Untermenschen'?

Als 'Untermensch' ('subhuman') bezeichnete ein amerikanischer Vater den Abschlussball-Partner seiner Tochter - weil dieser schwarz ist.

Aus einem Artikel vom 6. Mai 2017 (Yahoo Canada Style)

Dad tells daughter 'you're dead to me' for going to prom with black man

Anna’s father didn’t approve of her attending with a black student, and subsequently went on a racist tirade after seeing social media photos of the event. “We are done. I wont be coming to your graduation. Nor will I pay for your college. Go live with the n***ers,” he begins in a text message.
“I went to prom with a black guy so that’s a problem? Racist much,” Anna responded.
“Yes I am,” he admitted. “Your dead to me.”
The verbal abuse gets worse and he even refers to Anna’s black friend as “subhuman.”



1923 erschien das Buch des amerikanischen Eugenikers Lothrop Stoddard, 'The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under Man'. Es scheint heute wieder nachgefragt zu sein; jedenfalls ist es als Nachdruck bei Amazon erhältlich. Die deutsche Übersetzung von 1925 (von Dr. Wilhelm Heise), erschienen im Lehmann-Verlag, trägt den Titel: "Der Kulturumsturz, Die Drohung des Untermenschen".
Der NS Ideologe Alfred Rosenberg verwandte den Begriff in seinem 1930 erschienenen Buch 'der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts' und bezog sich dabei ausdrücklich auf Lothrop Stoddard. Als 'Untermenschen' bezeichnete er russische Kommunisten.

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Untermensch (... underman, sub-man, subhuman; plural: Untermenschen) is a term that became infamous when the Nazis used it to describe non-Aryan "inferior people" often referred to as "the masses from the East", that is Jews, Roma, and Slavs (mainly ethnic Poles, Serbs, and later also Russians). The term was also applied to most Blacks, and persons of color ...
Although usually incorrectly considered to have been coined by the Nazis, the term "under man" was first used by American author Lothrop Stoddard in the title of his 1922 book The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under-man.It was later adopted by the Nazis from that book's German version Der Kulturumsturz: Die Drohung des Untermenschen (1925). The German word Untermensch had been used earlier, but not in a racial sense, for example in the 1899 novel Der Stechlin by Theodor Fontane. Since most writers who employed the term did not address the question of when and how the word entered the German language, Untermensch is usually translated into English as "sub-human." The leading Nazi attributing the concept of the East-European "under man" to Stoddard is Alfred Rosenberg who, referring to Russian communists, wrote in his Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts (1930) that "this is the kind of human being that Lothrop Stoddard has called the 'under man.'" ["...den Lothrop Stoddard als 'Untermenschen' bezeichnete."] Quoting Stoddard: "The Under-Man – the man who measures under the standards of capacity and adaptability imposed by the social order in which he lives".

It is possible that Stoddard constructed his "under man" as an opposite to Friedrich Nietzsche's Übermensch (superman) concept. ... German author Theodor Fontane contrasts the Übermensch/Untermensch word pair in chapter 33 of his novel Der Stechlin. Nietzsche used Untermensch at least once in contrast to Übermensch in Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (1882); however, he did so in reference to semi-human creatures in mythology, naming them alongside dwarfs, fairies, centaurs and so on. ...

While the Nazis were inconsistent in the implementation of their policy (mostly implementing the Final Solution while implementing Generalplan Ost), the democidal death toll was in tens of millions of victims. It is related to the concept of "life unworthy of life", a more specific term which originally referred to the severely disabled who were involuntarily euthanised in Action T4, and was eventually applied to the extermination of the Jews. ...



Der Verlag, der Stoddards Machwerk neu aufgelegt hat (2009) nennt sich Bibliobazaar und hält das Buch für "kulturell bedeutend").
("We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.")



Da Lothrop Stoddard auf diesem Blog mittlerweile in mehreren Posts vorkommt und seine Rolle als Scharnier zwischen der deutschen und der amerikanischen Eugenik/ Rassenhygiene auffallend ist, bekommt sein Name jetzt ein eigenes Label.


  1. Der Untermensch-Begriff prägte besonders den antisemitischen Anti-Bolschewismus.

    "In a speech in 1927 to the Bavarian regional parliament, the Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher, publisher of Der Stürmer, used the term Untermensch referring to the communists of the German Bavarian Soviet Republic ...
    Nazis repeatedly used the term Untermensch in writings and speeches directed against the Jews, the most notorious example being a 1935 SS publication with the title Der Untermensch, which contains an antisemitic tirade sometimes considered to be an extract from a speech by Heinrich Himmler. In the pamphlet "The SS as an Anti-Bolshevist Fighting Organization", published in 1936, Himmler wrote:
    We shall take care that never again in Germany, the heart of Europe, will the Jewish-Bolshevistic revolution of subhumans be able to be kindled either from within or through emissaries from without. ...
    In his speech "Weltgefahr des Bolschewismus" ("World danger of Bolshevism") in 1936, Joseph Goebbels said that "subhumans exist in every people as a leavening agent". ...
    Another example of the use of the term Untermensch, this time in connection with anti-Soviet propaganda, is a brochure entitled "Der Untermensch", edited by Himmler and distributed by the Race and Settlement Head Office. SS-Obersturmführer Ludwig Pröscholdt, Jupp Daehler and SS-Hauptamt-Schulungsamt Koenig are associated with its production."


    1. "The Slavs were regarded as Untermenschen, barely fit for exploitation as slaves. Hitler and Goebbels compared them to the "rabbit family" or to "stolid animals" that were "idle" and "disorganized" and spread like a "wave of filth".
      Biology classes in Nazi Germany schools taught about differences between the race of Nordic German "Übermenschen" and "ignoble" Jewish and Slavic "subhumans". The view that Slavs were subhuman was widespread among the German masses, and chiefly applied to the Poles. It continued to find support after the war."

    2. Erfinder der Idee, den Bolschewismus/ Kommunismus mit "Untermenschentum" zu erklären, war tatsächlich der amerikanische Eugeniker Lothrop Stoddard. Rosenberg hat ihm das nachgebetet.

      "The author rails against the moronic, rebellious, Bolshevik Under Men of the world and suggests "world eugenics" to remedy their impending takeover and the ruin of civilization. Stoddard's arguments were once taken seriously by the American establishment and President Warren G. Harding publicly praised eugenicist Lothrop Stoddard's book, The Rising Tide of Color, at a public speech on 26 October 1922. A Harvard Ph.D in history, Lothrop Stoddard was the author of The Rising Tide of Color and other works that played a key role in the enactment of America's 1924 immigration act. Margaret Sanger appointed Lothrop Stoddard as a board member of the Birth Control League (the forerunner of Planned Parenthood). This work is important original source material for historians and scholarly researchers."

      The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under-Man Paperback – August 21, 2003
      by Lothrop Stoddard (Author)


  2. Bezug auf Lothrop Stoddard auf einer rechtsextremen ('alt-right') US Webseite
    "Smash Cultural Marxism" ​

    "... But behind these policy reforms, two longtime immigration skeptics are making a name for themselves: Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, who is a former staffer for Sen. Jeff Sessions and yet another hard-line immigration restrictionist. (Sessions is waiting for his confirmation vote for attorney general). ...

    Only Europeans are castigated for daring to look out for our own interests and the long-term interests of our children as a distinct identity which at present is being submerged in the rising tide of colour as Lothrop Stoddard so succinctly put it."


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    2. Recently, the Huffington Post revealed that Bannon sees the modern world through the prism of a frankly racist and Islamophobic French novel, The Camp of the Saints, which envisions a dystopian future when the Christian West is overrun by millions of savage migrants from the East and South. That novel’s hero, who slaughters the migrants and their white sympathizers, “harkens back to famous battles that fit the clash of civilizations narrative,” from Vienna and Constantinople to the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Cited often by Bannon and promoted by other right-wing extremists, the book is “nothing less than a call to arms for the white Christian West, to revive the spirit of the Crusades and steel itself for bloody conflict.”