Was Hitler Influenced by Darwin?
“There’s not the slightest shred of evidence that Hitler read Darwin,” [University of Chicago historian Robert Richards] said. Some of the biggest influences on Hitler’s anti-Semitism were opposed to evolution, such as British writer Houston Stewart Chamberlain, whose racial theory became incorporated into Nazi doctrine. Hitler uses language with “a Darwinian flavor,” said Richards, but if you look at the ideas behind it they have nothing to do with Darwin.
Those are the words of journalist Fay Flam, writing about Creationist claims that Darwinism directly influenced Hitler. Her article is a good read, so don’t waste your time here, head on over to the actual thing.
And you can also read Robert Richards’ paper (pdf) here.