Cain’s Lesson on “Blood and Soil”


“Blood and soil” was a slogan used by Nazis to represent two of their values: the German Volk, and the rural lifestyle. Nazis used this propaganda to combine the idyllic rural lifestyle (“soil”) with their message of racism (“blood”). It made a strong connection between one’s blood and the soil one lives on, setting the ground for expulsion of those races with (supposedly) no connection to the soil. It grouped the urban lifestyle with the nomadic lifestyle, spurning both and preferring the tranquility of agriculture. The Bible has a story for those who feel cheated, for those who feel hatred … Continue reading “Cain’s Lesson on “Blood and Soil””