"Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race: War Against the Weak" Author: Edwin Black
This documentary or filmed talk is a review/overview of the Eugenics Movement which originated in Britain with Sir Francis Galton the cousin of someone (mis)referenced here often, Charles Darwin.
There is an abbreviated slideshow of powerful and influential persons/institutions who empowered, financed, and promoted the pseudo-science of Eugenics. Here is a photo collage with a blurb about each of them.
Edwin Black is the author of the 2003 book being discussed. He is the featured speaker to a small crowd to discuss the book. IMO it is not as hard-hitting as it might have been but the somewhat subtly conveyed message will sink in. Years previous to the 3rd Reich, American Eugenicists began promoting racial purity internationally. Hitler praised American Eugenicists for their work.
There is today one state in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States." Adolf Hitler MEIN KAMPF 1923
The author's central thesis is that Nazi racial hygiene and its ultimate manifestations in the Holocaust were imported lock, stock and barrel from the USA, and that, indeed, it was US ruling elites who hatched the idea of creating a master Aryan race by selective breeding and then passed it along to the Nazis. More specifically, Black argues that the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) and the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW) funded much of the American-based movement, both at home and abroad, and so sat in the driver's seat guiding Nazi racial hygienists along their fateful path. Library of Medicine
The video I found interesting and not a tedious ear beating (about 47 minutes). The right-wing Aryan nation and neo-nazis today are eugenicist fundamentalists.
Edwin Today https://theedwinblackshow.com/