Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A master race.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From German Herrenvolk

Examples

  • South African Communist Party national chairman Joe Slovo suggested the CP's separate Afrikaner state could be equated with the "herrenvolk" concept of Nazi Germany.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It lumped all whites together worker and employer, liberal and racist, communist and capitalist - under the 'herrenvolk' label.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 23

  • As another footnote we should, of course, zero in on the fundamentally anti-democratic nature of the "herrenvolk" concept that lies at the heart of the transformation of the idea of Israel from being a nation-state to being a "node-state."

    Israel Palestine Blogs

  • Technical point, but a herrenvolk democracy is still a democracy.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ehud Barak: Peace or Apartheid

  • Not only will it harm their democratic culture, but it will also reduce the rich and complex meaning of Judaism and Jewish identity into a cramped, Boer-style herrenvolk provincialism.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Back and Forth on Israel

  • The President was in fine voice yesterday, and his soaring words put steel back in the spine of our wavering herrenvolk!

    Think Progress » The Gorelick Myth

  • The day should not be approached with an attitude of "herrenvolk superiority", he said, but in a spirit of humble gratitude for

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • If we reject the herrenvolk idea [the idea of a pure, unadulterated race] and the principle that the white man cannot remain baas, if the franchise is to be extended to the non-Europeans, and if the non-Europeans are given representation and the vote and the non-Europeans are developed on the same basis as the Europeans, how can the European remain baas

    Editorial

  • If we reject the herrenvolk idea [the idea of a pure, unadulterated race] and the principle that the white man cannot remain baas, if the franchise is to be extended to the non-Europeans, and if the non-Europeans are given representation and the vote and the non-Europeans are developed on the same basis as the Europeans, how can the European remain baas ...

    Non-Racialism in Action Acknowledging the past, Changing the present, Building the future

  • People of Europe formed Resistance Movements that finally helped to break the power of the combination of Nazism and fascism with their creed of race arrogance and herrenvolk mentality.

    OLIVER TAMBO AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST APARTHEID

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.