The history of one idea with monstrous consequences, presented in the style of old newsreels and interspersed with quotes from Patrik Ouředník’s Europeana. Archival footage is combined with animation as a kindly narrator takes us on a journey from the idea of cultivating a “better human race” all the way to the gas chambers.
Some historians say that the 20th century began when people learned they were descended from apes. And some people claimed that they are less descended from apes than others... – Patrik Ouředník, Europeana
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