chapter  27
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Jonathan Benthall The Schwidetzky Affair

Dr Schwidetzky claims that Zeitschrift für Rassenkunde was not a racist journal. Egon von Eickstedt was internationally recognized as a scientist and the editorial panel included the French scientist H.V. Vallois. The journal appeared first in 1935, long after the development of Nazi racial theory, and von Eickstedt was known to be an anti-fascist; he is not attacked in the book by Karl Saller Die Rasse im Nationalsozialismus (1962) which attacks many other German anthropologists.