Hitler’s Surprising View On Asian Cultures Has An Interesting Explanation
Adolf Hitler’s twisted view of the world always focused on a future with blonde-haired blue-eyed Germans in his Aryan race. He always focused on Eugenics to bring out the best features in his people and the genocide and sterilization of people who did not fit in. However, Hitler’s view of a German master race did make some exceptions and he had a surprising view of Asian Cultures.
Hitler had a very specific view of the world when it came to his vision of an Ayran race. Any culture or ethnic group that did not fall into view was ordered to be executed. Surprisingly, Adolf Hitler had a great respect for Chinese and Japanese cultures and did not view them as lesser people as he did to Jews and blacks. Just days before his suicide, Adolf Hitler wrote about Asian cultures he considered to be Honorary Aryans.
“Pride in one’s own race – and that does not imply contempt for other races – is also a normal and healthy sentiment. I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. They have the right to be proud of their past, just as we have the right to be proud of the civilization to which we belong. Indeed, I believe the more steadfast the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier I shall find it to get on with them.”
– Adolf Hitler
Classifying certain people as Honorary Aryians exempted them from execution at the hands Nazi Germany. Hitler wrote about his respect for Japan after their victory over Russia in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. Japanese citizens living in Germany were given the utmost respect from Germans and it helped to unify the two nations in their bond as Axis Powers.