The Swedish Institute for Racial Biology
Date: 02.06.2011
Country: Sweden
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, swimming
Description: The State Institute for Racial Biology was a Swedish governmental research institute founded in 1922 with the stated purpose of studying eugenics and human genetics. It was located in Uppsala and as a governmental agency, it was the world's first of its kind. Its first head was Herman Lundborg.

For his doctoral dissertation, Lundborg had researched a form of genetic progressive myoclonic epilepsy first described by Heinrich Unverricht in 1891. In addition to giving an account of the disease, he traced an affected family back to the 18th century, an analysis unique for that time. He concluded that the family had genetically degenerated because of unwise marriages.

Under his leadership, the institute began gathering statistics and photographs to map the racial make-up of about 100,000 Swedish people. This research later became one of the foundations of a eugenic program of the Swedish government, which consisted of both voluntary and involuntary sterilisation of persons with negative genetic characteristics. The program was started in 1935 and lasted until 1975.
Video Added: 31.05.2020

'The Swedish Institute for Racial Biology'

Smoke sauna tradition in Voromaa
Date: 26.11.2014
Country: Finnland
Section: reportage
Tags: bathing, boy, swimming
Video Added: 30.05.2020

'Smoke sauna tradition in Voromaa'

Artek in 1930s
Year: 1930
Country: Soviet Union
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl, summer camp, sunbathing, swimming
Keywords: Artek
Description: Vacation of soviet pioneers in summer camp Artek in 1930s.
Video Added: 30.05.2020

'Artek in 1930s'

Vacation!
Date: 18.08.1949
Country: Poland
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl, summer camp, sunbathing, swimming
Description: Children in the summer camps. Children swim on the lake in kayaks. Children play on the river.
Video Added: 29.05.2020

'Vacation!'

Holidays in Cieplice
Year: 1952
Country: Poland
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl, summer camp, swimming
Video Added: 29.05.2020

'Holidays in Cieplice'

On a hot day on the Vistula River 1950
Year: 1950
Country: Poland
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl, swimming
Description: Beach on the Vistula River. Children's games on the playground. Varsovians on the beach. Water games.
Video Added: 19.05.2020

'On a hot day on the Vistula River 1950'

On vacation 1948
Year: 1948
Country: Poland
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl, summer camp, swimming
Description: Train enters the platform. Children from Berlin. Children from France. Welcoming visitors. Teresa Kostrzewska talks to a friend. Children's bathing in the pool. Bathing children in the sea.
Video Added: 18.05.2020

'On vacation 1948'

Summer camp on the Pilica river
Date: 14.08.1946
Country: Poland
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, sunbathing, swimming
Description: Campsite. Morning gymnastics. Boys washing in the river. Boys on the beach. Weighing children. Volleyball game.
Video Added: 18.05.2020

'Summer camp on the Pilica river'


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