Did Hitler swear by Darwin?

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.

2 comments on “Did Hitler swear by Darwin?

  1. Steven Carr says:

    Hitler explicity rejected Darwinism and the evolution of man.

    From Hitler’s Tischgespraeche for the night of the 25th to 26th 1942 ‘Woher nehmen wir das Recht zu glauben, der Mensch sei nicht von Uranfaengen das gewesen , was er heute ist? Der Blick in die Natur zeigt uns, dass im Bereich der Pflanzen und Tiere Veraenderungen und Weiterbildungen vorkommen. Aber nirgends zeigt sich innherhalb einer Gattung eine Entwicklung von der Weite des Sprungs, den der Mensch gemacht haben muesste, sollter er sich aus einem affenartigen Zustand zu dem, was er ist, fortgebildet haben.’

  2. a.jrao says:

    Thanks for the comment.

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