Buchner was a big atheism-adherent Darwinist in post-Darwin, pre-Holocaust Germany.
Buchner, Ludwig. 1872. Der Mensch und seine Stellung in der Natur, 2nd edition (Leipzig), 147. Cited in
Weikart, Richard. 2004. From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (USA: Palgrave Macmillan), 312pp., 191. About Weikart’s book:
"The white or Caucasian human species is ordained
to take dominion of the earth, while the lowest
human races, like Americans, Australians, Alfuren,
Hottentots, and such others, are proceeding toward
their destruction with huge steps."
1871 Darwin: [CD]“the civilised races of man”-- e.g. [CD]“the Caucasian”-- [CD]“will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races”-- e.g. [CD]“the negro or Australian,” as in Australian aborigine-- with the end result being [CD]"man in a more civilised state, as we may hope, than the Caucasian"
Darwin: "the New Zealander… compares his future fate with that of the native rat now almost exterminated by the European rat"
Darwin: "The remarkable success of the English as colonists, compared to other European nations, has been ascribed to their ‘daring and persistent energy’; a result which is well illustrated by comparing the progress of the Canadians of English and French extraction…"
Darwin: [Greg]"the careless, squalid, unaspiring Irishman multiplies like rabbits"
Darwin on correlation between human skin colour and odour
Darwin: big "supra-orbital ridges… characteristic of the lower races of man"
Darwin praise for Buchner, Rolle, T.H. Huxley, & Haeckel
your freethought/ atheism conversion experience?
Multi-Pronged Role of Darwinian Thought in Shoah’s Arrival
Hitler’s actions make sense given his atheism and eugenic, social Darwinist vision