Untermensch

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Untermensch (German for subhuman) is a term from Nazi racial ideology. Derived from 19th century racial theory, Nazi ideology held that the Germanic peoples were the master race (Herrenvolk), and that all other peoples represented lesser races of varying degrees. Groups regarded as Untermenschen included Jews, Gypsies, Slavic peoples, Altaic peoples and Africans.

The term was borrowed from older 19th century sources.

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