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Himmler’s Librp and the Holocaust by Heather Pringle. Now in paperback, the groundbreaking history of the Nazi research institute whose work helped lead to the extermination of millions For those who thought the zealous Nazi archaeologists in Raiders of the Lost Ark were a screenwriter’s fabrication, journalist Heather Pringle has the chilling, real story. InHeinrich Himmler–chief of the SS and architect of the death c Now in paperback, the groundbreaking history of the Nazi research institute whose work helped lead to the extermination of millions For those who thought the zealous Nazi archaeologists in Raiders of the Lost Ark were a screenwriter’s fabrication, journalist Heather Pringle has the chilling, real story.
InAhnenerbbe Himmler–chief of the SS and architect of the death camps–founded the Ahnenerbe, a research institute that manufactured archaeological evidence to support the notion of Aryan superiority. His team of adventurers, mystics, and reputable scholars was charged with traveling the globe to compile “proof” that a race of blondhaired, blue-eyed conquerors had dominated the world in prehistoric times.
The identification of their descendants and the eradication of all others became the cornerstone of the Nazi agenda. Drawing on Pringle’s extensive original research, including interviews with surviving members of the Ahnenerbe, The Master Plan is a page-turning story of delusion and excess, of scientific and political abuse on a global scale.
Paperbackpages. Published February 13th by Hachette Books first published October 1st Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Librk ask other readers questions about The Master Planplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 28, Sud rated it really liked it Shelves: While many historians have spent a great deal of time on the various aspects of the Third Reich, few have taken the time to see how the terrible power of science and its manipulation in order to set the foundations for and to justify some of the worst atrocities of the Holocaust.
Heather Pringle’s easy to read and fascinating look at the shadowy organization that propagated the various lbiro theories that formed the basis of Nazi science. On July 1,in a spacious, sunlit office in SS Headq While many historians have spent a great deal of time on the various aspects of the Third Reich, few have taken the time to see how the terrible power of science and its manipulation in order to set the foundations for and to justify some of the worst atrocities of the Holocaust.
The Master Plan: Himmler’s Scholars and the Holocaust by Heather Pringle
It is also known by it’s name- Forschungs- und Lehrgemeinschaft des Ahnenerbe. The formally stated goal of the Ahnenerbe was “to promote the science of ancient intellectual history”. Reality would be rather different. The book kibro the various programs run by the Ahnenerbe from the expeditions sent out to Tibet, to racial studies carried out ahbenerbe Concentration camps on “Jewishness”, to searching for clues on the original Aryans and using that history to support the Nazi racial theories.
It is a fascinating and chilling look into how some scientists and academics, by no means were all of these people kooks-some ahnemerbe brilliant in their fields, worked closely with the Nazi government. To be fair, many of these scientists and academics were Nazi’s themselves- by choice.
Others were morally deficient and ignored whom they were working for in order to forward their scientific research. I won’t spend this review talking about the various theories and atrocities.
This is a book worth reading. The Master Plan does a very good job of presenting the history of the Ahnenerbe in an easily read format. The writing is smooth and keeps your interest. Pringle does an excellent job of prefacing the entire story with a look into Heinrich Himmler, his upbringing and beliefs.
It also shows the history of the Aryan argument, the actual historical basis of these historical facts and how the Nazi’s perverted them to their own use. The book never bogs down into deeply technical jargon, rather the reader is kept fascinated by the series of events, fanciful imaginings and some downright scary scientific realities that represent the legacy of the Ahnenerbe.
At the end of the day, setting aside the kooks-and there were plenty of those, there were some seriously brilliant and talented scholars who worked in the Ahnenerbe. The final chapter of the book traces the final outcomes of these luminaries and it is rather interesting. In the months following the German surrender, Allied forces had attempted arresting all leading Nazi party and government officials. Not surprisingly- schools were left without teachers, telephone exchanges without operators, post offices without postal workers, well you get the drift- life ground to a halt.
So the Allies quickly changed the policy and established local denazification tribunals. These tribunals handed down one of five categories of complicity- from “exonerated” and “fellow traveller”, to “lesser activist,” “activist,” and “major offender”.
Not surprisingly the system had its flaws and Nazi’s manged to filter through the holes. It had become such a running joke amongst Germans about Nazi’s who “had a Jewish friend that they saved” that a new term- Persilscheine White Washing Certificates was coined for the tribunal’s paperwork.
As a result many important Nazis escaped virtually unscathed from denazification. They assumed their former jobs and picked up the pieces of their lives again, as if nothing had ever happened. This seems to be the case for the senior Ahnenerbe’s researchers. Herman Wirth, who helped Himmler create the Ahnenerbe, was arrested by the Americans.
But they were unaware of who he really was he was calling himself Wirth-Roeper Bosch until he was denounced by a neighbor. But his Nazi disavowal was masterful and he was deemed a “political victim of the Third Reich” and released. Nothing to see here. Wirth nearly did- he rehabilitated his image to the point where officials in Rhineland-Palatinate drew up plans in the late s for a new museum to be installed in the small castle of the town of Thallichtenberg at a cost of 1.
But a Spiegel reporter dug up his Nazi past and dashed any hopes of a comeback. Stubbornly his admirers have refused to let his ideas die.
German publishers continue to publish pseudo-science books on ancient symbol research and some kooky German filmakers have floated the idea of a primeval high civilization in Northern Europe. Today in the small Austiran town of Spital am Pyhrn one can see in their museum, in a ahneneerbe, well-lit room an exhibit of Dr.
Wirth’s fourteen plasts of rock art he took for the Ahnenerbe. Yrjo von Gronhagen, the scholar who recorded the magical spells of Finnish shamans for Himmler, was deemed to have worked as an “extraordinary representative of the Finnish government furthering German-Finnish cultural exchange”.
Gronghagen went on to live in Lapland. He bought a tourist hotel, became the general secretary for the Order of St. Constantine the Great-a Christian ecumenical organization dedicated to keeping alive the intellectual heritage of the ancient Greek and Byzantine civilizations. For more than 30 years he spent his summers in Lapland and winters in Greece.
Finally returning to Helsinki inhe dies at the age of 92 in He manged to find two instances of him using his former Ahnenerbe contacts to help save two former colleagues at the University of Oslo as enough an excuse to have the Soviet authorities release him. Altheim escaped to the west in and started a professorship at the Free University in Berlin.
Altheim went on to a brilliant academic career at the Free University and an equally brilliant retirement in Munster. I could go on but I have no desire to write a book. You get the point. It is a bit creepy.
This is a very interesting book. I also enjoy the final post script chapter where the author was finally allowed to interview with former Nazi racial expert Bruno Berger in Konigstein in His strident beliefs in the Jews as a “mongrel race” and his “amnesia” regarding the Ahnenerbe work at Natzweiler Concentration Camp, not to mention his bizarre collection of “historical ahnensrbe, is downright Kafkaesque.
Interesting and easy to read. It’s about ahnwnerbe really interesting organization and some really out there theories were the foundation and impetus for the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Ahnenerbe actively participated in many of the medical experimentation on Jewish prisoners. It founded expeditions into areas ahenerbe diverse as Finland to Tibet. A very interesting read. If you are interested in World War II-then you will like this.
View all 7 comments. It’s oddly fascinating to read the litany of bizarre things Himmler and like-minded Nazi scientists were willing to believe. Anything was plausible, so long as meant Germans were the best at everything in history. Jump started by Aryan invaders. It would almost be funny, if the same lines qhnenerbe reasoning weren’t used as justification oibro murder on a mind-numbing scale.
It made me wonder what it must have ahnenrrbe It’s oddly fascinating to read the litany of bizarre things Himmler and like-minded Nazi scientists were willing to believe. It made me wonder what it must have been like to be a German high school student in and discover, practically overnight, that nearly everything I’d ever been taught, about history and science, was little more than fantasy.
It’s lkbro the “science” moves from archeology to medicine that this book gets so much more difficult to read, as Holocaust-related books tend to do. It must be so hard to write on this subject, and Pringle does an excellent job. She’s clear, direct, and plain in the facts without reveling anhenerbe gory details. It makes wrenching chapters bearable to read. I also have to give Pringle respect for how thoroughly she cited her sources.
One chapter of roughly ten pages had more than fifty end notes. How great is that? I’ve read entire history books that didn’t have that many citations! I know most readers don’t care, but it makes me very happy, and it gives me confidence in what the author is presenting.
Whnenerbe 11, Anatoly rated it liked it Shelves: When people think about the holocaust they usually think about the network of concentration and death camps. But another hideous crime the Nazis have committed during those dark days was done in the name of so called science.