Wolfgang Willrich, Thekla Reiff
The Nordic race is more or less strongly represented in all regions of the Reich, both North and South, West or East. Many men within our people cannot be assimilated exactly to a precise race. Except for the representatives who seem pure race; each race lies at the bosom of all peoples in a more or less strongly mixed form.
Nordic inheritance predominates in the German people. The Nordic race is not only the predominant race, but its blood is present in almost all Germans. The concepts of ‘blood and soil’ do not form an empty notion but constitute our destiny. The objective pursued by the selection of the German people has also been defined. It is done by remaining faithful to the vital law of your creative race.
The share of Nordic blood in the hereditary mass of the German people rises to approximately 50%. In addition, the genealogy shows us that every German is a carrier of Nordic blood.
Thus, the German people is a racial community in the truest sense of the term. History interpreted in terms of a raciological principle has long shown that the Nordic race produces a much greater number of eminent men than the other races. The Nordic race is first and foremost the custodian of the genius of the German people. Great achievements in all areas have made it the leading race of humanity. No other human race has produced so many spiritual leaders, army chiefs, and eminent statesmen.
In the course of intrepid expeditions, the Nordic man conquered vast territories, founded States and created civilizations. By the year 1000, the Vikings had reached America. The Nordic spirit revalued and colonised vast territories.
One of the most notorious qualities of the Nordic race is self-control. The Nordic race has inspired the warlike conquests. Probity and will power, allied to self-confidence, strongly reinforce the feeling of independence. These qualities certainly diminish the intuition, and the Nordic man incurs then in great danger of getting lost and wasted. The Nordic feels a great predilection for sport and combat: he loves danger. He is thus found more frequently than other men in the professions that entail danger. But we must confess that the character of the individual is more determinant than the colour of the hair. The individual belongs for the essential to a race whose virtues are professed by action.
When each country of Europe is examined in its racial composition, it is found that in almost all States the same races are found. We find the Nordic race outside of Germany, in the Scandinavian countries, in England and in the Netherlands, as well as in Russia, in Italy, in France, in Spain, etc. But we also find, for example, men of the oriental type in the various European countries. The important thing, after all, is not to issue a general racial judgment on a people. It is more about studying the predominant elements of each race in a specific town. And it is noted that, on a purely numerical level, the Reich is already leading the other peoples as far as the Nordic blood part is concerned.
In a totally legitimate way, Germany can pretend to lead the Nordic-German peoples.
‘Believe and fight’, The German people and the Nordic race, taken from ‘The SS Order’, OSS I.3.1.