Subhuman, sub-human, underman, and under-man are translations of the German word “Untermensch“. In politically correct historiography it is argued to be a racial term and concept in National-Socialist Germany and to refer to “inferior people”.
Etymologically the politically correct interpretation is problematic since the term indicates something which is not completely human which does not make biological sense since all humans belong to the same species.
Especially in a German and National-Socialist context Untermensch should likely be interpreted as the opposite of the concept of Übermensch which is a fundamental part of the philosophy of the famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche’s philosophy had great influence on National-Socialism. Übermensch is not a very clear concept and has been interpreted in various ways but at the very least it is a much more complex concept than a purely genetic/racial one.
Lothrop Stoddard and in particular his 1922 book The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under-man has also been argued to be an influence on National-Socialist use of the term. Stoddard may also have been influenced by Nietzsche’s Übermensch. The book discussed the recent takeover of power by the Bolsheviks in Russia which was described as part of a more general trend towards ideological egalitarianism and dysgenics and which threatened Western civilization. Stoddard defined an Under-Man as a “man who measures under the standards of capacity and adaptability imposed by the social order in which he lives” and the term was thus not primarily racial.
Use by National-Socialists
National-Socialists applied the term to non-racial groups such as Communists. Thus, In a speech in 1927 to the Bavarian regional parliament the National-Socialist propagandist Julius Streicher used the term “Untermensch” when referring to the communists of the German Bavarian Soviet Republic: “It happened at the time of the [Bavarian] Soviet Republic: When the unleashed subhumans rambled murdering through the streets, the deputies hid behind a chimney in the Bavarian parliament.”
In his speech “World danger of Bolshevism” in 1936 Dr. Joseph Goebbels said that “subhumans exist in every people as a leavening agent”.
Alfred Rosenberg in 1930 when referring to Russian communists wrote that “this is the kind of human being that Lothrop Stoddard has called the ‘under man’.”
“Untermensch” was also used in in a more racial sense in some National-Socialist propaganda material. One example is the 1942 propaganda pamphlet “Der Untermensch” (see below). However, it contains phrases such as “Although it has features similar to a human, the subhuman is lower on the spiritual and psychological scale than any animal”, indicating Nietzschian or derogatory senses rather than serious genetic/racial senses.
A 2011 revisionist article argued that “As for the Untermenschen, here is what Hans Fritzsche stated at the IMT: “German propaganda, and under that I understand official German propaganda, did not even preach racial hatred. It only spoke about racial distinctions, and that is something quite different; but I will admit that there was a certain type of German propaganda which went beyond that and which did preach the clear-cut and primitive racial hatred[…]” and “While the term Untermenschen was used, it was never officially sanctioned – Alfred Rosenberg confirmed this.”
Also, the National-Socialists were no monolithic or unchanging group regarding race questions. Thus, National-Socialist interpretations of the term Aryan and the later term “German or related blood” have been argued to vary greatly regarding which peoples should be included.
Question: Is it true that the Germans referred to the Russians as “subhumans”?
Answer: Nonsense! The Russians are human beings just like everyone else.
Your question, whether we called the Russians “subhumans,” is nonsense. We had a first-class relationship with the Russian people. The only exception, which was a problem we dealt with, was with the Soviet Commissars, who were all Jews. These people stood behind the lines with machine guns, pushing the Russian soldiers into battle. And anyway, we made quick work of them. That was according to order. This was during a war for basic existence, an ideological war, when such a policy is simply taken for granted.
There was sometimes talk about the so-called Asian hordes, and ordinary soldiers sometimes spoke about subhumans, but such language was never officially used.
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ϟϟ-Hauptsturmführer König, ϟϟ-Obersturmführer Ludwig Pröscholdt
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As long as there have been men on the earth, the struggle between man and the subhuman will be the historic rule; the Jewish-led struggle against the mankind, as far back as we can look, is part of the natural course of life on our planet. One can be convinced with full certainty that this struggle for life and death is just as much a law of nature as is the struggle of an infection to corrupt a healthy body.”
Reichsführer-ϟϟ Heinrich Himmler 1935
Just as the night rises against the day, the light and dark are in eternal conflict. So too, is the subhuman the greatest enemy of the dominant species on earth, mankind. The subhuman is a biological creature, crafted by nature, which has hands, legs, eyes and mouth, even the semblance of a brain. Nevertheless, this terrible creature is only a partial human being.
Although it has features similar to a human, the subhuman is lower on the spiritual and psychological scale than any animal. Inside of this creature lies wild and unrestrained passions: an incessant need to destroy, filled with the most primitive desires, chaos and coldhearted villainy.
A subhuman and nothing more!
Not all of those, who appear human are in fact so. Woe to him who forgets it! Every great creation, idea, and artistic expression on this planet were brought forth by real man. It was this true man that thought to invent and to create. It is for him there is only one objective:
To pave the way to a higher form of existence, to give shape to the endless nothing, to make progress on the elusive quest for continuous improvement.
Thus evolved culture.
So just as the plough, modern tools and the concept of hearth and home helped to form human society and create the family, the people and the state. So then must mankind become good and great, rising above all other living creatures. Dwelling in the realm of God!
However, along side of mankind dwells the subhuman. This subhuman hates all that is created by man. This subhuman has always hated man, and always secretly sought to bring about his downfall, first like a thief, and then like a brazen killer.
The subhuman is united with his peers. Like beasts among beasts, never knowing peace or calm. The subhuman thrives in chaos and darkness, he is frightened by the light. These subhuman creatures dwell in the cesspools, and swamps, preferring a hell on earth, to the light of the sun.
But in these swamps and cesspools the subhuman has found its leader – The Eternal Jew! The Jew understands the desires and needs of his fellow creature. The Jews endeavors to corrupt and manipulate this horror of inhumanity until they are rallied towards a common goal in the destruction of true man.
Beginning as early on as the destruction of Persians, the Jew has glorified this destructive nature. Even honoring it and declaring the holiday Purim that celebrates the organized mass murder of 75,000 Aryan Persians, who died as victims of Jewish hatred and evil.
Even now world Jewry still glorifies this terrible act – as its greatest religious holiday.
The eternal hatred of the subhuman for mankind exists; they envy the clean and noble character of man. So they have tried to destroy what they hate, and from out of the vast deserts and endless steppes they have gathered hordes of their Huns whose leaders Attila, and Genghis Khan descended on western civilization bringing with them violence, fire and death, to every part of Europe they came.
The subhuman hordes would stop at nothing in their bid to overthrow the world of light and knowledge, to bring an apocalypse to all human progress and achievement. Their only goal is to make a desert wasteland of any nation or race that shines with creativity, goodness and beauty.
The only goal of the subhuman is chaos.
So for millennia this law of nature, the conflict between man and his anti-man, the subhuman has occurred. Over and over a new Attila, and new Genghis Khan, appears at the gates of Europe attempting to wreak havoc and destruction on mankind and his creations.
But today Bolshevism is the new Attila, the personification of the subhuman horde and its destructive power! But Bolshevism is not a phenomenon of just our time, not a product of our modern era. Neither has Bolshevism evolved within the framework of human history.
Bolshevism is as old as the Jew itself! Lenin and Stalin are only two who have prepared the way for this new horde!
“When a nation loses its leaders by blood and violence, the next step becomes their state, then economic, cultural and spiritual slavery. All that remains of such a nation, tainted by the mixing of blood and race, is the feeling of lost identity. They lose their own unique significance, and soon enough the nation ceases to exist. Only those that can be preserved, untainted, can prove that this nation ever existed”.
Reichsführer-ϟϟ Heinrich Himmler 1935
On the infinite a steppes of Russian territory lay Eastern Europe. A sharp contrast is noticed when comparing central Europe with this enormous space. On both sides of the border is the same earth but not the same man.
It is the man who makes his mark on the landscape, while on the German side is planned orderly fields yielding abundant harvests; the other side is only impenetrable forests, vast and unkempt, miles of uninhabited steppes where even the rivers wind endlessly through the nothingness.
This poorly kept land which hides fertile soil could be a paradise for man, a potential “California of Europe” alive with fields and fruit, but instead it lies neglected and wasted, lost to the abyss of cultural nihilism.
This land cries out against the subhuman and his wasteful ways! This fertile black earth watered by burning tears, is only barely separated from the rest of Europe. However its Eastern European masters have not risen above their primitive ways.
The land sees only chaos and wastes because it is not cared for by true man, the bearer of high culture and genius, who would manage its development, and bring civilization to its soil instead of only cruel and endless war, and destruction.
Certainly, the developed nations of Central and Western Europe wanted to secure this land, it was their purpose. First there were the Goths and the Varangians, who based there empires in this territory and introduced culture. Then the Swedish, Flemish, the Dutch, Shwabs and Lower-Saxon settlers, attempted to bring light into the darkness. The cry for help sounded for centuries from these lands.
Even Peter the Great, Catherine II and all the rest called the German peasant and the German officer, a European scientist! A physician and engineer. But once again the forces of darkness, and the subhuman prevailed, the German spirit, which came to these lands to help, was brutally and senselessly destroyed.
The subhuman has challenged humanity, thus began the terrible invasion of Attila and Gengis Khan!
On their small ugly steppe horses, the subhuman hordes appearing as if they were part of the animal, growing out of its fur, descended onto Europe with their inhuman cry!
Their narrow eyes shone with excitement and the greedy bloodthirsty desire to reign down fire and destruction on all in their path.
The cry “the Huns come” was heard for centuries and became synonymous with fear and loathing. Russia became the stepping stone for where the subhuman ideology and doctrine burst forth against the world of light.
Repeatedly these wild barbarians with sharpened spears, cursing and foaming at the mouth came to bring destruction to the cultured west.
The red poet Peter Oreshchin in one of his writings said:
“Holy mother earth shakes under the stomping of millions of feet. The sickle of the moon was hidden behind the mosque and the cross of church. This is the end to the lights of Paris.
From the steppe rises the smoke of the victims, brought to their new god. London sinks under the waters. All of Berlin lies in ruins. The sweet moan of the noble, that perishes in combat. Hordes will sweep toward Mont Blanc and will traverse Gods valleys.
So the nomadic Kirghizs pray to a new world!”
“And here are they again here, these Huns, these splinters of inhumanity, a nightmare become reality, punch to the face of all that is kind and good…”
“…at ease with their own primitive nature, in full knowledge of the repulsions from all of mankind they are a suitable tool in the hands of their master the eternal Jew! There leader in organized mass murder remains camouflaged in his civilian dress, the Jew is only invisible to the naive fools”
Mulattos and Finn-Asian barbarians, Gipsy’s and black skin savages all make up this modern underworld of subhuman’s that is always headed by the appearance of the eternal Jew.
“The desire of the subhuman is for the German peasant, and all the people of the Europe to be destroyed and completely eradicated from the face of the earth.
This is the price of “humanity“. This is the fate of civilized society, to be sacrificed in blood.”
- In the center – German peasant;
- Above to the left – Finnish officer;
- Above to the right – Spanish sailor;
- Below to the left – Dutch sailor;
- Below to the right – young Italian.
“Clear are the fronts”
“Now the Jew wants to walk in absolute confidence. So it made itself an officer, a commissioner, an outstanding leader of the subhuman horde.”
“The German warrior stands as the bulwark against the subhuman horde, noble fighters for all that is good, keeping Europe from descending into the pit of savagery and stupidity.”
- Above to the left – the German army officer;
- Above to the right – the man of the Waffen-SS;
- Below to the left – the fighter pilot;
- Below to the right – the submarine commander.
- Above to the left – beasts in human appearance.
- In the center to the left: the true “leaders” of the underworld;
- In the center to the right – the classical follower of the cult of satan;
- Below – those, who left the dark and fetid ghetto of eastern cities
“The subhuman will always be a subhuman, as a Jew remains a Jew, no matter by what name they call themselves: Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin.
Either way we are repulsed by them and Stalin along with his allies and comrades is: Subhuman No. 1!”
“On the foremost line next to Jews stood Jewesses, the armed heroines – gangsters, partisans and prostitutes all rolled up into one person. They are trained and tasked to turn European women into subhuman beasts just like them!”
“In contrast to European women! We see the healthy energetic peasant woman of Bulgaria, the noble women of Spain, majesty and charm of Italian women!
The honesty, decency and beauty of German girls all this was intended to be destroyed and to erased from the face of the earth.”
“Save us fate! From this type!”
“Women like her must become the mothers of Europe!”
These photographs reflect the situation of children in the “Soviet State”! All this is the result of the Jewish politics regarding families. The sea of bitter children tears, which cannot be dried even through hundreds of years.
- Above to the left – terribly dirty, with the eyes of a corpse, exhausted “Soviet” child.
- Right below – this covered with the scabs of mud a small essence – a victim of the misery, introduced by Jews.
- Below – these 10 years old starvelings – the children of Soviet hell, they are brightest indictment against the monstrous inhumanity
Yet we appreciate and value the mothers of nations of man. We respect in them as the eternal source of unfading life.
We know that motherhood is the highest happiness in the entire world and we believe that any young woman from an Aryan European family will carry out her mission with great fervor.
“In each of the photographs the happiness of the mother is the same, be it in Switzerland, Holland, Croatia or Denmark.”
“From this misery…
…we want to protect our sunny youth!”
“The fate of the youth, and family in the Soviet paradise”
“Children are the very soul and dignity of the European people. Family is a treasure, from Germany to Valencia.”
“Life is terrible for the young in the so-called Soviet paradise, but even worse is life for the elderly!”
“We want to know that our mothers, after many years of work, will enjoy a calm and relaxing retirement.”
We have heard a lot about the hard life in the Soviet Union. However, much still remains hidden behind the blood-red curtain. Millions of soldiers of Europe glanced over this curtain recently as they desperately battled for home, family and their beautiful motherland.
This is what they saw in those thousands of pitiful hovels:
- In the center – Soviet citizen rummages in the dirty garbage, on the road in order to find at least some piece of bread. And so he lives day by day, from the hand and into the mouth. He never knows what tomorrow has prepared for him.
- Below – people are in the dirty clothes, in mud and (an insect which bites and sucks blood). Instead of the comfortable house, shabby walls with the posters of Soviet propaganda.
In contrast the European house is a place of culture and cleanliness:
- In the center – when you see a European peasant women, then you one cannot fail to notice that incomparable difference between European and Soviet “paradise”, with respect to a family way of life and situation of children.
- Below – these little-ones breathe with fresh air under the affectionate sun rays.The hand of their powerful state takes care about them. The happy fate waits for them, they are guarded from that life, which is in the Soviet Union, awaits these children.
- Above to the left – Soviet cities were an inconceivable hell, into which millions of people, detached away from their land, broke out in order to vegetate in the stuffy half-basement accomodations.
- On to center – so beg Soviet young people
- Above to the right – you don’t have to think too hard , it is worthwhile only to glance at that, which serves as a bed for some people in the Soviet Union.
- If there is board or a bundle of straw, then everything is good for them. However, if someone lies directly on the roadside, well no one pays attention at him.
- Below – we see the glorious Russian worker!
- To the left above – the work is done, comfortably seated, rests French worker.
- To the right above – caring and industrious Finnish people make reserves.
- In the center to the left – the happy group of Turkish children.
- In the center to the right – merry Norwegian children.
- Below to the left – supper in the family of Flemish peasant.
- Below to the right – lunch break for workers in the spacious and flooded by sunlight, Norwegiann public dining room.
Crawling into their mud huts, hidden under the boards is how thousands of people lived. If they are happy, then only by fact, that looking in the future, they hope to rest from the hell of their filthy earthen caves.
But the majority, die in the misery of malnutrition and exhaustion of the forced work camps.
- In the center – in the gloomy cold barracks, which hard to name a house, people conduct the animal means of life.
- Below to the left and to the right – and everything that the peasant rears/grows/harvest, the Soviet regime confiscates everything immediately.
From top to bottom – Everything is done, old Greek was immersed into his memories….
rest on the pension of this pair of fishermen from Pomerania. ….;
…the cheerful children of Slovenia…;
…industrious Hungarian peasant women are happy about a harvest of vegetables and fruits.
The Jew succeeds in the Soviet State, by trying to eradicate true man. They proclaim the peasant is the mortal enemy of the Soviet State.
By force they demean him to the level of an animal. Looking around at his own land the peasant realized he had become the slave, working exclusively for the Jewish owner.
- Above – this person has a Mark of Proletariat, the brand of system and cruelty;
- In the center to the left – If a man wanted or he didn’t, they forced him to go from kolkhoz to kolkhoz (community farm). Man owned nothing, he didn’t have neither earth nor dwelling.
- In the center to the right – wages of peasant – these several spoons of thin soup of the Soviet kitchen
- Below – it was even strange to see this house in the village in a state of neglect, indeed people more and more greatly dug themselves into the earth and had almost underground existence under the slogan: “To work – not to stand !”
Yet God keeps European peasants who are proud to go to their fields, harvesting grain and enjoying life on beautiful farmland.
- To the left below – hereditary farm in the upper Bavaria.
- To the right below – new farm in Rumania.
Here we see the “comfortable” house of the Soviet workers.
Poorly constructed, dirty and dangerous to live in. These slums of inhumanity hide behind the facades of the red-party leaders homes, or hidden behind the enormous factories.
- In the center – Soviet worker lives worse than bushmen in Australia.But each morning and each evening he can hopelessly stare at his beggarly house, comparing it with the facades of the elegant houses of its party leaders.
- Below – it would seem, that these places are inappropriate even for our domestic animals.
German & European homes:
- Above to the left – thus appear the houses of small German city.
- Above to the right – the bright dwellings of the workers of Portugal and German suburbs.
- In the center – yes, these are the enormous houses of large city.
- Below – we safely and purely live, together with our children in the houses of old, new and eternal culture.
“For the sake of the future we want to burn Rafael, to destroy its collections, to destroy these fine arts”. Thus sings a Soviet poet.
We know what he wants to say by this. What kind of art does the Jew create? That same kind of art the same kind made of metal, cement and gypsum!”
As bad as the Jew is, so are the Aryan man and his art noble! The Aryan man makes his worldly become a reality.
“Two human beings”
The Jew argues – “God – is stupidity and cowardice!
God indicates the authority of violence and misery! God – is evil! For the Jew only Lucifer and Satan has meaning!
If you want to preserve the spirit of the faith of our fathers, you must speak against the church cries the Jew!
For the Jew and inhuman the highest satisfaction comes from the destruction of churches! The mere site of which seems to irritates them!
The subhuman seeks to destroy European churches
“Aryan Europe is characterized by the belief in God, and also by the freedom of religious beliefs.”
Here we see the contrast between the depravity of the church in Russia when compared to the clean holy churches in Germany!
“This is how the church look like in Russia”
“So in Germany”
Terror and fear are the most efficient means used by the Jews and the subhuman’s to break any form of resistance. They have invented cruel means for torture, terrifying tools designed to intimidate the masses.
- Above to the left – A man is chained into the hydraulic ram and pressed against the earth.
- Above to the right – A man is locked into the cell and starved to death.
- Below – To torture a man, they keep him standing upright with no room to move or sit for weeks at a time! – There is no limit to terrible intentions of tormentors, who came out from inhuman underworld.
- Above – are immeasurable scales of atrocities, conducted by the GPU in L’vov, Riga and Dudnov.
- In the center – murder, similar to killings of animals.
- Below – brutal sadism.
“The tongue cut out, slain by the hatchet”
- Above – in narrow camera, hundreds of people, torn aparts by hand grenades.
- In the center – at the bloody mash lie women with the disfigured faces.
- Below – people locked and burnt alive.
“A terrible scene, a mountain of corpses!”
“The terrible suffering and bitterness of countless of fathers, mothers, women, children, brothers and sisters, who were so terribly robbed of their loved ones, lives taken from them for ever!”
“This is not a nightmare, this reality!
German soldiers can now truly see what exists in the Soviet Union”
“Just as these Russian women cry from their suffering, so too would the good women of Europe suffer and cry!”
“The subhuman’s are uniting to conquer the world. Woe to us all, if we do not unite to protect ourselves!
Europe, Unite! Protect Yourself!”