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master race

a people or nation, as the Germans during the Nazi period, whose members consider themselves genetically superior to all others and therefore justified in conquering and ruling them.
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1925-30 Unabridged
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master race

a race, nation, or group, such as the Germans or Nazis as viewed by Hitler, believed to be superior to other races German name Herrenvolk
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The expression used by the Nazis in Germany for the race they wanted to create — a pure race of white people suited to rule the world. Extermination was the Nazis' main tool for making the Germans pure. (See Holocaust.)

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