Lethal Stereotypes: Hair and Eye Color as Survival Characteristics During the Holocaust1

@inproceedings{Suedfeld2002LethalSH,
  title={Lethal Stereotypes: Hair and Eye Color as Survival Characteristics During the Holocaust1},
  author={Peter Suedfeld and Helen Paterson and Erin Soriano and Samantha M. Zuvic},
  year={2002}
}
In spite of many false negatives and false positives quite familiar to the people of Nazi-dominated Europe, dark hair and eyes were salient among the physical stereotypes of Jews that the Nazis promulgated along with psychosocial ones. Many narratives of the Holocaust refer to someone surviving because he or she “did not look Jewish,” and others being caught and killed because they did. A quantitative test of the validity and impact of this attribution showed that a higher proportion of… CONTINUE READING