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  • proper noun Nazi German organization whose goal was to research the anthropological and cultural history of the Aryan race, and later to experiment and launch voyages with the intent of proving that prehistoric and mythological Nordic populations had once ruled the world.

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  • Nadya's ability is indispensable for the classified 6th Division of the Russian Military Intelligence, which is waging a secret war against the "Ahnenerbe" - an occult order within the SS.

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  • The clearest evidence of his influence on the Ahnenerbe is the fact that, in 1943, its Tibet Institut (Tibet Institute) was renamed the Sven Hedin Institut für Innerasien und Expeditionen (Sven Hedin Institute for Inner Asia and Expeditions).

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  • But Troche wanted Horn to understand why Himmler and the Ahnenerbe had selected this particular site to store the treasures, when many equally suitable underground chambers existed in Nürnberg.

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  • Professors unwilling to take direction from the Ahnenerbe were gradually replaced.

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  • Himmler and the Ahnenerbe, Hammond said, had scoured museums and monasteries all over Europe to complete the collection.

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  • Bottom: An outdoors Ahnenerbe education program for young Nazi officers.

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  • Himmler, according to Troche, went about laying the groundwork for the return of the Crown Jewels at the same time as his Ahnenerbe scholars were feverishly revising world history to accommodate the new theology of Aryan superiority.

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  • Troche became involved in Ahnenerbe activities while he was with the Berlin Museum.

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  • Museum curators and scholars joined the ranks of the Deutsches Ahnenerbe, an elite Nazi research institute that Himmler and some of his associates had founded.

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  • Lutze admitted without apology that he and Heinz Schmeissner arrived in Cracow by train and, with help from twenty or so members of a special SS Ahnenerbe unit and under the direction of Dr. Peter Paulson from the University of Berlin, dismantled the altar piece by piece for shipment to Germany, where, as Lutze said, it could be better protected.

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