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By Bjorn M. Felder, Paul J. Weindling

The heritage of eugenics within the Baltic States is basically unknown. The booklet compares for the 1st time the eugenic initiatives of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the comparable disciplines of racial anthropology and psychiatry, and situates them in the wider eu context. robust ethno-nationalism outlined the country as a organic team, which was once fostered by way of authoritarian regimes confirmed in Lithuania in 1926, and in Estonia and Latvia in 1934. The eugenics tasks have been designed to set up a country in organic phrases. Their goals have been to render the country ethnically, genetically and racially homogeneous. the most time table used to be a non-democratic country that outlined its inhabitants in organic phrases. Eugenic rules have been to regenerate the country and to reconstruct it as a "pure" and "original" race, Such schemes for nationwide regeneration contained robust components of secular faith.

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