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Rassenschande (German: ['?asn???and?], lit.

"race disgrace") or Blutschande


(German: ['blu?t??and?] (About this sound listen) "blood disgrace") was an anti-
miscegenation concept in Nazi German racial policy, pertaining to sexual relations
between Aryans and non-Aryans. It was put into practice by policies like the Aryan
certificate requirement,[1] and later the Nuremberg Laws, adopted unanimously by
the Reichstag on 15 September 1935. Initially, these laws referred predominantly to
relations between Germans and non-Aryans. In the early stages the culprits were
targeted informally, and then later on punished systematically by a repressive
legal apparatus.

In the course of the ensuing war years, relations between Reichsdeutsche Germans
and millions of foreign Ostarbeiters brought to Germany by force, were also legally
forbidden. Concerted efforts were made to foment popular distaste for it.[2][3] The
reasons for this were purely practical, because the Eastern European female slave
labour servicing the German war economy soon became targets of rampant sexual abuse
at the hands of the German farm workers and overseers. The Polish and Soviet women
and girls began giving so many unwanted births on the farms that hundreds of
special homes known as Ausl�nderkinder-Pflegest�tte had to be created, in order to
exterminate the infants out of sight.[4][5][6]