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The Book
Mario Grigorov


War Against the Weak is the untold story of American Eugenics, a movement that attempted to breed a Nordic master race through the elimination of the “unfit'.

In the first three decades of the 20th Century, American corporate philanthropy, combined with the efforts of the scientific, academic and political elite, created the pseudoscience eugenics, and institutionalized race politics as national policy. The goal was to create a superior, white, Nordic race and obliterate virtually everyone else.

Under the Nazis, American eugenic principles were applied without restraint, careening out of control into the Reich's infamous genocide. American eugenicists openly supported Germany's program, with both financial and intellectual capital. Once WWII began, Nazi eugenics turned from mass sterilization and euthanasia to genocidal murder. War Against the Weak explores this complex relationship between American eugenics and the horrors of the Holocaust.

Running 90 minutes, War Against The Weak, is directed by Justin Strawhand (8BIT, Art Forum Top Ten Films of 2006) and produced by Peter Demas (The Third Wave, Presidential Screening, Cannes 2008). War Against The Weak demystifies the Holocaust and Nazi atrocities, drawing them out of the ether of time, and solidifies a historical trajectory that has never been exposed on film before.


Justin Strawhand

Peter Demas

Edwin Black

Jay Silver
Director of Photography

Mario Grigorov

Kathy Ruopp
Production Manager

Richard Belfiore