Analysis Of Gretchen E. Schafft's Racism To Genocide

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The structionalists’ side of the argument is further contributed by Gretchen E. Schafft in her book Racism to Genocide. While, all other sources that have been mentioned argue points to show how the scientists are not totally accountable. Gretchen opposes their arguments and confirms that the scientists are to be held accountable for the deeds committed during the war. Gretchen mentions throughout her book that the German scientists informed the Nazi Political views and help shape the German Reich to form rational, unified homogenous state . Gretchen states, that while Hitler was fighting for power, he found ideas that he needed already in place. He lent his authority to the racist ideology, and the scientists gave him their prestige and their…show more content…
Müller-Hill argues that during the period of 1933-1945, scientists became accountable for their actions when joining the Nazi Party. Proof Müller-Hill examine is in the fact that a scientists named Von Verscuer who worked for the KWI had great influence politically, scientifically, and even internationally . Verscuer according to Müller-Hill, used his renowned status to his advantage. Sending powerful political figures in the Nazi Regime about the non-scientific arguments becoming general practice and the consequences for the German race if such action continued . Nevertheless, the weakness of Müller-Hill article is the fact he only looked at one scientist throughout the article that gives it a narrow view of the rest of the scientists in KWI. But, the strength that Müller-Hill shows through the article is his ability to use Primary sources that pertained to his argument. This article helps reinforce the historians that believe they are fully accountable for the crimes of the debate. However, this article like I said earlier only looks at one scientists. But, also allows me to make assumptions and connect dots that I see can

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