Originally posted on Occult History of the Third Reich:
The name of the society literally means “ancestral heritage”, and it was originally devoted to scientific researches concerning the anthropological and cultural history of the German race. Their headquarters was at Wewelsburg castle.
Their initial aim was to prove Nazi theories of racial superiority through historical, anthropological, and archaeological research.
Many of their interests extended beyond science into occultism.
This led to Nazi scientists traveling around the world in search ofAtlantisand theHoly Grail, and some believe that the Ahnenerbe sought “portals” to God.
Growing out of the Ahnenerbe-SS, the Thule Gesellschaft and the general Nazi interest in the occult, was Karotechia (see below) – a secret organization in Nazi Germany dedicated to the research and…
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