what did the Nazis think about the people of "Belorus" or "White Russia"? did they consider them "Aryan"?
White Russians are Slavic mostly or are they Nordic? or why they would not be Nordic like Lithuania , Latvians and Estonians and Scandinavians are? what about Poles?
- Needful SinnerLv 76 months agoFavourite answer
Belarus... Aryan? nyet, hardly comrade
"Untermenschen" all the way, Slavs... subhuman.
"Germany imposed a brutal regime, deporting some 380,000 people for slave labour, and killing hundreds of thousands of civilians more. The population was to be exterminated for German colonization. At least 5,295 Belarusian settlements were destroyed by the Nazis and some or all their inhabitants killed (out of 9,200 settlements that were burned or otherwise destroyed in Belarus"
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
You're all mixed up but don't feel bad. It was confusing. There could be four or five sides involved. Same in Finland. Baltic states either way. Some Nordic countries had their own SS divisions who would only fight Russians but never Americans or British. Tito kept the peace in Yugoslavia by telling them - "love one another or I will kill you." Much of the killing in this confusion was not just soldiers but the wanton rape and butchering of women and children.
- LarryLv 54 weeks ago
Lithuania, Latvia and other countries in that area were Hitler's allies in carrying out his horror. He considered Poland as slavic. He hated slavs which is why that's where he started WWll. The Jews were tagged for murder. The Christians were not treated very good. Hitler's army murdered thousands and thousands of Christian Poles. He invaded the nordic countries even though they were "pure bread". Hitler's was against the Jews, first in Germany, then throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and again throughout Western Europe. His main goal was Juden Frei Europa. Europe free of Jews. He was successful by 85%. 15% left Germany and Western Europe when they could. Tens of thousands fled into unthinkable situations. or were hidden. 6 1/2 million Jews were murdered in the genocide, 20,000 Christians also perished. His quest for more territory was secondary. We now have very disturbing knowledge that Delanor Roosevelt knew exactly what was happening, turned his head away and said nothing.
- 6 months ago
That depended on the phenotype.
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- Anonymous6 months ago
White Russians were the pro Czarist faction after the 1917 revolution and did not exist in 1933.
- NickLv 76 months ago
Yes. Many Belarusians, Lithuanians and Ukrainians supported the Nazis, and some groups like the Cossacks were given the status of honorary Aryans
- Anonymous6 months ago
as the Germans moved through the USSR many countries saw the Nazis as Liberators but Hitler ordered them Murdered because they were classified as Slavic
- ZapataLv 66 months ago
Belarus was not a separate independent nation immediately prior to or during the Second World War. At that time it was one of the constituent republics of the USSR, and as such the Nazis would have regarded the people as sub-human Slavs and in no way "aryan". Poles where also seen as a lesser people by the Nazis.
- bluebellbkkLv 76 months ago
No, they were Slavs, and as such, "Untermenschen". So were the Poles. That's why Belorussia, Poland and the Ukraine suffered so many atrocities on their territory, and Russia too though they didn't manage to over-run much of it.
The word "white" (the "Belo" part of "Belorussia") has many postulated origins but had nothing to do with their skin colour, though they are of course white.