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Definitions for herrenvolk
ˈhɛr ənˌfɔlk; -ˌfœl kərher·ren·volk

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  1. master race, Herrenvolknoun

    a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others


  1. herrenvolknoun

    A master race.

  2. Etymology: From German Herrenvolk


  1. herrenvolk

    The master race (German: Herrenrasse) is a pseudoscientific concept in Nazi ideology in which the putative "Aryan race" is deemed the pinnacle of human racial hierarchy. Members were referred to as "Herrenmenschen" ("master humans").The Nazi theorist Alfred Rosenberg believed that the "Nordic race" was descended from "Proto-Aryans", who he believed had pre-historically dwelt on the North German Plain and may have ultimately originated on the lost continent of Atlantis. The Nazis declared that the Aryans were superior to all other races, and believed they were entitled to expand territorially. The actual policy that was implemented by the Nazis resulted in the Aryan certificate. This document, which was required by law for all citizens of the Reich, was the "Lesser Aryan certificate" (Kleiner Ariernachweis) and could be obtained through an Ahnenpass, which required the owner to trace their lineage through baptism, birth certificates, or certified proof thereof that all grandparents were of "Aryan descent". The Slavs, Gypsies, and Jews were defined as being racially inferior and non-Aryan "Untermenschen", and were thus considered to be a danger to the Aryan or Germanic master race. According to the Nazi secret Hunger Plan and Generalplan Ost, the Slavic population was to be removed from Central Europe through expulsion, enslavement, starvation, and extermination, except for a small percentage who were deemed to be non-Slavic descendants of Germanic settlers, and thus suitable for Germanisation.


  1. herrenvolk

    "Herrenvolk" is a German term that translates to "master race." This term was used by the Nazis under Hitler's regime, emphasizing their belief in the racial superiority of the Aryan race, which they considered to be superior to all other races and well-suited to rule over them. It's a controversial concept associated with discrimination, racism, and genocide.


  1. Herrenvolk

    "Herrenvolk" is the first episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on October 4, 1996. It was directed by R.W. Goodwin, and written by series creator Chris Carter. "Herrenvolk" featured guest appearances by Roy Thinnes and Brian Thompson, and introduced Laurie Holden as the informant Marita Covarrubias. The episode helped to explore the overarching mythology, or fictional history of The X-Files. "Herrenvolk" earned a Nielsen household rating of 13.2, being watched by 21.11 million people in its initial broadcast. FBI special agent Fox Mulder is shown more evidence of his sister's abduction by the mysterious Jeremiah Smith. Mulder's informant X is found out by those he has betrayed—with fatal consequences. "Herrenvolk" saw the death of Steven Williams' character X and also featured another appearance of Mulder's sister Samantha, a character described by Carter as the "lifeblood" of the series. The episode featured scenes filmed using swarms of bees, which caused problems due to the difficulty of taming and directing the animals. Other special effects in the episode were achieved through motion control photography.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herrenvolk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herrenvolk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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