View Full Version : Why Did 'Cromagnids' Feature So Heavily in Nazi Art?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011, 07:37 PM
During the Nazi regime the Nordic Race was hailed as the purest, most desirable body form. However, I have noticed that the 'Cromagnid' sub-race feature heavily in Nazi artwork, especially in sculptures produced during the early years of the regime. Why is this?

I have included a few examples below. As you can see, these figures incorporate features typically found in 'Cromagnids', such as wide jaws and heavy brows.






Monday, May 23rd, 2011, 07:51 PM
Those statues and Nazi art in general surely doesn't feature typical Cromagnids.

More like robust Nordids (Trønders for example) and Nordid/Cromagnid mixes (Nordid-Faelid mostly).

Northern Paladin
Monday, May 23rd, 2011, 07:51 PM
I agree with Sybren, they are not pure Cro-Magnids. Trønder traits were seen as the most desirable, and they are typically more robust/Cro-Magnid-like than those of the Hallsatt Nordid.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011, 08:58 PM
What was then called Nordic (Nordid) was actually comprising Nordid proper, Faelid and the various mixes of those two races.

Faelid existed but it was only seen as a minor part of the German folk and in my opinion it was rather meant as a generalised CM or intermediate between Faelid and Borreby.


Especially pay attention to the various "Nordic Race Galleries". Many if not most examples in there aren't Nordid proper.

Also, in my opinion Nordid-Faelid mixes give of a much more impressive vibe too than Nordid proper which are often extremely gracile and lean.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011, 01:10 PM
wide mandible and heavy brows were often portrayed on sculptures in cultures where manlinness, determination, toughness where seen as high virtues, cause it simply gives face that determined tough look.
Sculptors even portrayed famous leaders with bigger jaws and brows, than they really had.
It includes not only fascist and commies, but appeared in history from time to time, especially near the times of wars and conflicts(like ancient Rome)