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Hitler's American model

Were the Nazis' notorious racist citizenship and interracial relationship laws based on those of the US? A new book by James Q. Whitman, Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School, says the unsettling answer is yes.

(Image: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in a scene from "Loving" - the 2016 film based on the case Loving v. Virginia, which finally overturned US state laws against interracial marriage in 1967

Credit: Ben Rothstein/Focus Features via AP)

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