Date: December 31 1937
Publisher: German Federal Archive
This is a photo from mid World War II taken in Sikkim, in the Himalayan mountains. This photo immediately makes a person’s mind shift the issue of racism, whether or not it was being done by the Germans in WWII, aka one of the most severe incidents of racism in human history. Here, a man, who seems to be happy at this opportunity to being measuring either this man’s nose or skull, in order to determine whether he was categorized into the nazi racism policy guidelines. Most people, when they think about the targeted victims in World War II, they think of jews, disabled, homosexuals, but usually not native americans, therefore this picture is slightly surprising .The whole picture in general has to be absolutely shocking to the absurdness of what they were doing to decide who was the “best race”, but is also similar to what is going on right now in Ferguson, Missouri. What was happening in Germany in the 1940’s, and seems to be something that would never happen again, is still occurring to a degree today, with skin color as the main stimulant. What America was trying to prevent in World War II still sometimes happens today.