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    Asian Soldier in Wehrmacht

    Is the soldier on the left Asian?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=oP3WOdyJeoo

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    It does not look like it.

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    Just the sun-light/angle.

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    Yes, SoW is right. I checked the moment a few times but he looks like the average German to me- it are the shadows on his face and the angle from which the "shot" has been taken that might make him look "Asian" to the casual viewer..

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    The low-rooted nose trait is linked to the appearance of Asian-like eyefolds, though usually not as strong as Mongolid individuals. There are reasons other than racial ancestry a person can have a low-rooted nose/slight eye fold, such as premature birth, fetal alcohol syndrome, or nutrition issues (calcium deprivation=stunted bone development). That's one reason why classifying individuals by photo or video footage alone is problematic (and was never done by any competent physical anthropologist in the past, they always did field research and took real measurements). There are environmental and circumstantial factors which shape human appearance, and without knowing someone's medical history it's possible to assign racial characteristics to individuals which aren't really racial to begin with.

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