What was the official view about the people from the Caucasus region (Armenians, Georgians, etc)?

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What was the official view about the people from the Caucasus region (Armenians, Georgians, etc)?

Post by George L Gregory » 19 Nov 2021 09:25

According to Wikipedia, the articles about the Armenian Legion and Georgian Legion, the Nazis viewed them as Aryans. When did they ever say or write that?

The Civil Service Law definition of Aryan in 1933:
The Aryans (also Indo-Germans, Japhetiten) are one of the three branches of the Caucasian (white race);they are divided into the western (European), that is the German, Roman, Greek, Slav, Lett, Celt [and] Albanesen, and the eastern (Asiatic) Aryans, that is the Indian (Hindu) and Iranian (Persian, Afghan, Armenian, Georgian, Kurd). Non-Aryans are therefore: 1. the members of two other races, namely the Mongolian (yellow) and the Negroid (black) races; 2. the members of the two other branches of the Caucasian race, namely the Semites (Jews, Arabs) and Hamites (Berbers). The Finns and the Hungarians belong to the Mongoloid race; but it is hardly the intention of the law to treat them as non-Aryans. Thus . . . the non-Jewish members of the European Volk are Aryans...
Was deemed unacceptable. Did the Nazis ever speak or write anymore about the people from the Caucasus region?

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