Taboo and Classification: Post-1945 German Racial Writing on Jews

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The article discusses racial attitudes towards Jews among German scientists and scholars during the Post-World War II era. Particular focus is given to the fields of human genetics, Rassenkunde, or racial ethnology, and Anthropologie, or physical anthropology. Details on the relationship between racial classification systems and the German concept of Rasse, or race, are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-215
Number of pages21
JournalLeo Baeck Institute Yearbook
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Attitudes of ethnic groups
  • Ethnic studies
  • German history, 1945-1990
  • History
  • Human genetics education
  • Jews -- Germany -- History
  • Post-World War II Period
  • Race -- Study & teaching
  • Racial classification
  • Twentieth century


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