Aryan Race

The Aryan race is a concept historically influential in Western culture in the period of the late 19th century and early 20th century. It derives from the idea that the original speakers of the Indo-European languages and their descendants up to the present day constitute a distinctive race or subrace of the larger Caucasian race. Belief in the existence of an Aryan race is sometimes referred to as "Aryanism".

While originally meant simply as a neutral ethno-linguistic classification, it was later used for ideologically motivated racism in Nazi and neo-Nazi doctrine, as well as in occultism and white supremacism in particular.

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... Nazism developed several theories concerning races ... scientifically measure a strict hierarchy of human race the "master race" was said to be the most pure stock of the Aryan race, which was narrowly defined by the Nazis as being identical ... At the bottom of this hierarchy were "parasitic" races (of non-"Aryan" origin) or "Untermenschen" ("sub-humans"), which were perceived to be ...
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