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Race Spirit in the Arts Conveyed to Nazi Teachers

In an address before fifteen thousand teachers, the Reich Minister of the Interrior, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, emphasized the importance of furthering the racial theory in art and education.

“The Nordic race is the only race capable of producing real art,” he said. “The last fourteen years, which were dominated by non-Germans, wiped out the old, noble spirit of German art, which will now be restored in the Nordic spirit,” Dr. Frick declared.

The Bavarian Minister of Education, Hans Schemm, speaking before a gathering of kindergarten teachers and youth leaders, urged them to remember that race was the fundamental principle of the new Germany and that even kindergarten children should be imbued with this spirit.