Master Race

The Master Race is a phrase with blatant overtones, an in your face assertion. It is also a Propaganda term used against the Nazis. In fact Nazi is itself a term of abuse invented by a Jew who hated Germans.

That is why it is worth looking at sources for evidence. The Metapedia is quite clear about matters; the term is misleading, dishonest and, in origin fraudulent. It quotes Carlos Porter, a translator. He should know. The Wiki is wrong, deliberately or not but it  does have an agenda.

The translation of Joseph Goebbels' speech is, at the least on the right lines.

Master Race ex Metapedia
Master race
is a translation of the rarely used German words "Herrenvolk", "Herrenmensch", and "Herrenrasse" and claimed to be an important racist concept in National Socialist Germany. Revisionists have disputed this translation and interpretation and argued that it is an example of Allied psychological warfare.

The word Herrenvolk (gentlemen people) was often (deliberately?) mistranslated into English as "master race", after which it was falsely assumed (without looking at the original text) that the original word must have been "Herrenrasse".

This created the false impression that the word "Herrenrasse" was widely used in Germany. In reality, however, instead of the word "Herrenrasse" the word Herrenvolk was the one that was used in Germany. Thus Joseph Goebbels said on the 17th of January, 1936 in a speech on the occasion of the Berlin region day:

"Heute steckt in jung und alt, in hoch und niedrig, in arm und reich der besessene Wille, die deutsche Nation wieder zu einem Weltvolk emporzuführen. Jedermann bei uns ist davon überzeugt: Wir müssen an der Beherrschung der Welt teilnehmen. Wir müssen deshalb ein Herrenvolk werden, und deshalb müssen wir unser Volk zum Herrenvolk erziehen. Das muß schon beim kleinsten Pimpf anfangen, der schon in dieser Herrenmoral erzogen werden muß.“
"Today there is in young and old, in high and low, in poor and rich the will, to make German nation again to a people of world. Each with us is persuaded of it: We must take part in the control of the world. Therefore, we must become a people of gentlemen, and, therefore, we must educate our people to be a people a gentlemen. This must already start with the smallest schoolboy who must be already educated in this gentleman's morality.“

People are by no means the same as race, and the right translation of "Volk" into English would be people, folk or nation. The English word "master" is not the right translation of the German word "Herr" in the context of the word "Herrenvolk", because the word "master" is connotated with the slave-master constrast. But the Germans were never involved in slavery, so a more appropriate translation of "Herr" would be gentleman (which means a fine, distinguished person with high morality). Certainly, "master" is an inappropriate translation in this context.

As in other cases, this allied propagandist "master race" lie was also continued in the course of the re-education and "denazification" after the war and German-hostile forces state even in the present days that "Herrenrasse" has been a central concept during the time of national socialism, although not the slightest proof exists for this.

Carlos Porter
Carlos Porter has also argued that "master race" is a mistranslation of German.[1]

"The word "Master Race" appears 82 times in the Nuremberg Trial transcript. Not bad for an extremely rare word, mistranslated, used a known total of 8 or 9 times."[2]

On Mein Kampf: "Hitler never uses the word "Herrenrasse", only "Herrenvolk", 3 times".[1]

False caption
An article in states that "A common deception technique is to falsely caption or otherwise misrepresent an authentic photograph. Shown here is the front cover of a 1943 issue of the British magazine Parade, which was a tool of wartime Allied anti-German propaganda. It purports to show a disheveled and malevolent-looking German soldier, above the caption "Master Race." Derek Knight, an Englishman who served during World War II with the British "Army Film and Photographic Unit," revealed later that the man in this photo was actually an uncomprehending Egyptian who had been found on a Cairo street. He was persuaded to put on German helmet and a uniform-like jacket, and to permit himself to be photographed."[3]

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Master Race ex Wiki
The master race (German: die Herrenrasse, das Herrenvolk) was a concept in Nazi ideology in which the Nordic race—a branch of what in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century taxonomy was called the Aryan race—represented an ideal and pure race. In Nazi ideology, the Nordic race was the purest example of the original racial stock of those who were then called the Proto-Aryans,[1] whom the Nazis believed to have prehistorically dwelt on the North German Plain and to have ultimately originated from the lost continent of Atlantis.[2] The Nazis declared that the Nordics (now referred to as the Germanic peoples), were the true Aryans (ethnically closest descendants of the Proto-Indo-Europeans) because they were much less racially mixed with peoples who were "non-native" to the European continent, than other Indo-European peoples, such as the Slavic peoples, the Romanic peoples, and the Indo-Iranian peoples. Based on this claim that the Nordic peoples were superior to all other races, the Nazis believed they were entitled to expand territorially.[3] This concept is known as Nordicism. The actual policy that was implemented by the Nazis resulted in the Aryan certificate, the one form of the official document that was required by the law for all citizens of the Reich was the "Lesser Aryan certificate" (Kleiner Ariernachweis) which could be obtained through an Ahnenpass which required the owner to trace their lineage through baptism or birth certificates or certified proof thereof that all grandparents were of "Aryan descent".

Along with the Jews and Gypsies, the overwhelming majority of the Slavic population were defined as non-Aryan Untermenschen, and a danger to the "Aryan" or Germanic Übermenschen master race.[4] According to the Nazi secret Hunger Plan and Generalplan Ost, the Slavic population were to be removed from East-Central Europe through expulsion, enslavement, starvation, and extermination.[5] The Nazis eventually decided to exterminate the Poles and most other Slavic people, except for a small percentage of people living in Eastern Europe who were deemed to be non-Slavic descendants of Germanic settlers, and thus subjects for Germanisation.[6]