Dr. Hans Beutelspacher

Rites of Janus

Dr. Hans Beutelspacher toyed with monstrous behaviour during World War II, before returning just as effortlessly to his «human» and even benevolent state, later developing a prominent career in the field of soil biochemistry.


Science and philosophy in the genesis of Nazism

Open call for papers on the philosophical roots and alleged scientific bases of Nazism. Deadline for submission: 12 February 2024.

Angela Saini

Interview with Angela Saini

We speak with British author and journalist Angela Saini about her latest book, Superior: the return of race science.

anti-urban general plan

The Nazi anti-urban utopia

Poland would become the laboratory for an inhumane colonisation plan, the Generalplan Ost, which involved replacement of the non-Aryan population with Germanic farmers.

Caballo Blanco coffee plantation in Guatemala

Race and soil

The concept of «blood and soil» as a historical determinant could be found in Termer’s work ten years before the Nazis used it as their state’s official ideology.

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Einstein and Nazi physics

In a Germany with widespread and growing anti-Semitism, and later with the rise of Nazism, Albert Einstein’s physics faced hostility and was attacked on racial grounds.

former building of the Institute for Experimental Biology

Destroyed research in Nazi Vienna

Academic life in Vienna was hit harder by National Socialism than anywhere else in Germany, due to the high numbers of scientists of Jewish origins.


Science and political ideology

Scientists supported Nazi ideologies and policies in many ways


Science and Nazism

This monograph seeks precisely to show the level of involvement of the German academic world with Nazi postulates.


‘Science and Nazism’, the new Mètode monograph

The third volume published by Mètode in 2019 sheds light on the involvement of science in the policies of the Third Reich.