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Title The Eugenic Fortress : the Transylvanian Saxon Experiment in Interwar Romania.
Imprint Budapest : Central European University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (290 pages)
Series CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine ; v. 7
CEU Press studies in the history of medicine.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index.
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Subject Eugenics -- Romania -- History -- 20th century.
Fascism -- Romania -- History -- 20th century.
Genre History.
Contents Series title page ; Title page ; copyright page ; Contents ; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; i. Imagining a "Eugenic Fortress": Fascist Who and Eugenic What?; ii. Exclusions; iii. Unpacking the Past; CHAPTER I. Locating and Defining the Transylvanian Saxon Eugenic Discourse; i. Heinrich Siegmund and the Origins of Saxon Eugenics; ii. Saxon Racial Anthropology between Berlin and Vienna; iii. The "Child Enthusiast" Alfred Csallner; iv. Fritz Fabritius's Self-Help, from "Building Society" to Rebuilding Society.
V. Wilhelm Schunn's National Neighborhoods and Honorary GiftsCHAPTER II. Assessing the Dysgenic Crisis: Key Concepts and Theses in Alfred Csallner's Definition of Saxon Degeneration; i. The Lost Children: Family Planning and the Demographic Collapse; ii. The Quality Question: The Nation's Hereditarily "Best" under Threat of Extinction; iii. Emigration: The Loss of Saxon Hereditary Substance; iv. Mixed Marriages: The End of Racial Distinctiveness; v. Lebensraum: Of "Foreign Invaders," Saxon Employers, and Society's Scourges, Alcohol and Tobacco.
CHAPTER III. Alfred Csallner in Search of Eugenic Solutions and Institutional Meansi. Eugenic Missionaries: Visions of Priests Old and New; ii. Csallner's Population Policy Proposals and the Church; iii. Going It Alone: The Society of Child Enthusiasts, 1927-30; iv. The Self-Help Race Office, 1932-35; v. The Reinvention of the Race Office as National Department for Statistics, Population Policy, and Genealogy, 1935-38; vi. The National Office for Statistics and Genealogy and Its Six Departments, 1938-41.
CHAPTER IV. Fascist Visions of a Eugenic Fortress: The Self-Help's Origins and Rise to Power, 1922-33i. Fritz Fabritius and the Origins of Saxon Fascism; ii. Early Development, 1922-29; iii. Expansion and Radicalization, 1929-32; iv. The NSDR Victorious, 1932-33; CHAPTER V. Saxon Fascism in Power, 1933-40; i. The Self-Help's Various Forms and Formats, 1933-34; ii. War and Peace: The National Community of Germans in Romania, 1935-40; iii. The Mighty Pen: The 1935 National Programof Germans in Romania.
Iv. Building a Bristling Eugenic Fortress, One Neighborhood at a Time: Wilhelm's Schunn's National Neighborhoods, 1933-40CHAPTER VI. 1940 and Everything After; CONCLUSIONS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF NAMES; INDEX OF PLACES.
Summary The ever growing library on the history of eugenics and fascism focuses largely on nation states, while this monograph asks why an ethnic minority, the Transylvanian Saxons, turned to eugenics as a means of self-empowerment in interwar Romania. The Eugenic Fortress investigates and unpacks the eugenic movement that emerged in the early twentieth century, and focuses on its conceptual and methodological evolution during the interwar period. Further on, the book analyzes the gradual process of politicisation and radicalisation at the hands of a second generation of Saxon eugenicists in conjuncti.
Other Title Print version: Georgescu, Tudor. Eugenic Fortress : The Transylvanian Saxon Experiment in Interwar Romania. Budapest : Central European University Press, ©2016 9789633861394