Share Shares The National Socialists were obsessed with their bizarre racial theories and desperate to subvert the science of archaeology to support the notion of a pure race of ancient Aryan supermen. They struggled for power, and the Ahnenerbe was eventually triumphant, but both organizations organized some loopy expeditions. We wrote recently about the bizarre expedition by the SS to Tibet to explore the history of the mythical Aryan race. Here are 10 more tales of archaeology gone badly wrong.
June 25, Revell A German toy has been recalled from shelves over concerns that it promoted an inaccurate glorification of Nazi history, Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog reports. The toy in question, a part model of a flying saucer called the Haunebu II, was inspired by a Nazi aircraft design that never flew.
In the product description, its manufacturer, Revell, called it the "first space flight-capable object in the world," claiming it could fly "up to speeds of 6, kilometers per hour," or the equivalent of more than miles per hour.
The image on the box showed a Nazi flying saucer covered in emblems of the Third Reich shooting down Allied planes.
The product is no longer listed on Revell's site, but there's a cached version here. The Nazis did want to develop space-ready aircraft, but they didn't succeed. They definitely never made a functional flying saucer like the one Revell was selling—it wouldn't have been technologically possible, historian Jens Wehner of the Military History Museum in Dresden explained to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.
You don't get that sense from the product's design, packaging, and product description, though, which claims that "airworthy prototypes" of the flying saucer flew in and that the project was halted by World War II.
Suggesting that the Nazis had access to secret, superior space technology might lead some model builders to doubt current historical understanding of the Third Reich, fueling conspiracy theories.
And it doesn't help that if there are two things conspiracy theorists love, it's Nazis and UFOs. Some already falsely claim that Germans set up a rocket-launch base in Antarctica and landed on the moon as early as neither of which happened, we should emphasizeand toys like this only add to those myths.
Germany has strict laws designed to prevent anyone from glorifying its Nazi history, including statutes that criminalize Holocaust denial and banning anything that idealizes or pays homage to the Third Reich, including swastikas and Nazi salutes.
Revell's misleading flying saucer toy wasn't discontinued as a direct result of those laws, though. The company is currently investigating how a product covered in Nazi symbols got to market at all.NSDAP/AO offers books in English and German on National Socialism, Nazism, Third Reich, Schutzstaffel, SS plus swastika flags, war art, posters, and Nazi regalia and Neo-Nazi propaganda.
“An exciting and dramatic episode.”―Library Journal “Cliff-hanging suspense.”―Christian Science Monitor. Assault in Norway is the classic account of a legendary raid on the Nazi war program. By Germany had a seemingly insurmountable lead over the Allies in developing an atomic bomb.
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Further, he saw democracy as a destabilizing force, because it placed power in the hands of ethnic minorities, who he claimed had incentives. National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism (/ ˈ n ɑː t s i ɪ z əm, ˈ n æ t-/), is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.
Jul 18, · The National Socialists were obsessed with their bizarre racial theories and desperate to subvert the science of archaeology to support the notion of a pure race of ancient Aryan supermen.
In the s, the two main organizations devoted to Nazi pseudoarchaeology were .