Controversy: Benjamin Weikart states that Hitler is a direct product of Darwinism. The Nazies apparently relied on Darwin’s use of the word “selection” to justify their rabid anti-semitism.Ethnic cleansing ,so-called eugenics,racism -they long preceded Darwin and it is wrong to say that Darwin’s selection implied any such thing.Selection as Darwin meant, was “natural” selection .
A quote mentioned by a commentator is very apt in this connection :
“I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord’s work.”
[Adolph Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936]
We now know where Hitler is deriving his justification for the elimination of Jews from.