independent of foreign goods are unsuccessful.
With regard to German anti-Semitism, Sir John had this to say: “If the international congress of anthropological and ethnological sciences was being held in Berlin instead of Londonâ€”a far-stretched assumptionâ€”many of the delegates would be incarcerated. For the legend about the Nordic ‘Aryans’ being the superior race and the natural rulers of the world is exploded.
“Germans are obsessed with the word ‘Aryan.’ Not to be an ‘Aryan’ in blood is to be debased, and to be of Semitic is to be outlawed. They believe that in driving out the Jews they, being ‘Aryan,’ are doing the noblest service to civilization.
HOME OF ‘ARYANS’ IN SWEDEN?
“But the scientists in London have done what they dared not on their lives do in Berlin; they have traced the ‘Aryans’ and the Semites back to a common origin; indeed the ‘Aryan’ Germans and the Jews had the same forebears. That is a terrible revelation; but not one word about it has appeared in the German press.
“Germans have their own anthropologists. Two of them had a theory that somewhere in Nordic Sweden they would find the one true home of the ‘Aryan’ race, the fair-haired type which above all others is honored by Germans. So they went to Dalecarlia and made thorough investigation. But the eyes of the people were brown and they had black hair. So their journey proved nothing except the opposite to what was expected.”