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The Nazi Past of the Father of Colombian Anthropology

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Education, History, Indigenous, Politics, Science

Cristina Vélez posts [1] [es] her thoughts about “Nazi intellectuals” in her blog after it was revealed [2] [es], at an academic Congress in Vienna, that Austrian-born Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff [3] (1912-1994), considered the “father of Colombian anthropology,” had been a member of the Nazi party and the SS in Germany before World War II, as cultural magazine Arcadia reports [4] [es].