Himmler's Crusade: The Nazi Expedition to Find the Origins of the Aryan Race

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Wiley, 14 sty 2011 - 464
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The compelling story of a trek across an exotic land–and the sinister consequences

It was an SS mission led by two complex individuals–one who was using the Nazis to pursue his own ends, and one so committed to Nazism that afterward he conducted racial experiments using the skulls of prisoners at Auschwitz. Himmler's Crusade relates the 1938 Nazi expedition through British India to the sacred mountains of Tibet in search of the remnants of the Aryan people, the lost master race. Based on a wide range of previously unused sources, this intriguing book reveals the mission–a pet project of Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler—to be the result of both a bizarre historical fantasy and a strategy to provoke insurgency in British India. Providing rare glimpses into Himmler's SS stronghold, this riveting tale sheds new light on the occult component of the racial theories that obsessed Himmler and his fellow Nazis.

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A little sideline to the Nazis racialist theories get a clear treatment. There are good pictures and even some maps. the racist scholars of the Third Reich were odd, very odd. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Here is a very interesting snippet from pg 5 "Himmler had modeled the SS on a Hindu warrior caste and was fascinated by the East and it's religions. He hated Christianity and carried a pocket book in ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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CHRISTOPHER HALE is an award-winning writer and producer who has made films for the BBC and all the major broadcasters, including WGBH and the Discovery Channel. He has made numerous films about both science and the arts, many combining cutting-edge anthropology with high adventure. Hale has traveled and filmed in literally unmapped regions of Mozambique and Yemen in search of the "Lost Tribes of Israel" and looked for the origins of ocean voyaging on one of the most remote islands of the Pacific.

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