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Published on Aug 18, 2014
This award-winning 14-minute documentary tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War 1, including an exploration of the German military's genocidal policies in Southwest Africa (modern Namibia). The video features the work of California State University historian Richard Weikart, author of the book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan). More info. is available at www.darwintohitler.com. "Biology of the Second Reich" was a featured selection at the Anthem Film Festival (2015), and it was named Best Documentary Short by the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Winter 2015).
Be sure to check out an interview with historian Richard Weikart on Great Minds with Michael Medved, about his book From Darwin to Hitler: https://youtu.be/wkv3B0LF-Sw