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By Bjorn M. Felder, Paul J. Weindling

The heritage of eugenics within the Baltic States is essentially unknown. The booklet compares for the 1st time the eugenic tasks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the comparable disciplines of racial anthropology and psychiatry, and situates them in the wider eu context. powerful ethno-nationalism outlined the state as a organic workforce, which used to be fostered via authoritarian regimes proven 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 state ethnically, genetically and racially homogeneous. the most time table used to be a non-democratic country that outlined its inhabitants in organic phrases. Eugenic regulations have been to regenerate the kingdom and to reconstruct it as a "pure" and "original" race, Such schemes for nationwide regeneration contained powerful parts of secular faith.

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