Rudolf Hippius

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Rudolf Werner Georg Hippius (9 June 1905 in Schadriza, Pskov Oblast – 23 October 1945 in Prague) was a German-Baltic psychologist and sociologist [1]. He is best known for his work in "racial psychology" carried out under the auspices of the Nazi regime, and specifically his study of the "suitability" of German-Slavonic mischlinge which he carried out in the occupied Reichsuniversität Posen or University of Poznan from 1942-1944. The objective of the study was to determine whether individuals who were of mixed German and Slavonic heritage were suitable to be considered for German citizenship or if they should be deported. It was during this period that Konrad Lorenz worked with him on the project, and which was to affect the later reputation of Lorenz. He died in a Soviet prison camp in 1945.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Jörg Gutberger, Volk, Raum und Sozialstruktur : Sozialstruktur- und Sozialraumforschung im “Dritten Reich”, Münster: Lit., 1996. pp. 506-507
  2. ^ Hans-Christian Harten, Uwe Neirich, Matthias Schwerendt: Rassenhygiene als Erziehungsideologie des Dritten Reichs. Bio-bibliographisches Handbuch, Akademie Verlag, Edition Bildung und Wissenschaft Band 10, Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-05-004094-3 ISBN 3-05-004094-7.
  3. ^ Klautke, E. (2007). German" Race Psychology" and its implementations in central Europe: Egon von Eickstedt and Rudolf Hippius. " Blood and Homeland": Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940, 23.
  4. ^ Deichmann, Ute (1992). Biologists under Hitler: Expulsion, Careers, Research. Frankfurt/Main, New York: Harvard University Press. pp. 261–264. ISBN 0674074041.