Racial indoctrination. This was essentially the process of brainwashing the German people into believing false claims regarding the Jews and the “type of human” that they are. These claims were of the utmost importance for the Nazis’. It was crucial that these claims become embedded not only within Germany, but in the territories that they were now occupying. Jews were degenerates, the reason for the failure of the war, and they were destroying the German nation. Not only were the Jews the enemies, but the Poles were too. From Melita’ Maschmann’s autobiography she recounts a time when her father shows her a picture of a map of Europe, with a large Polish boy representing Poland, coming after a small German girl who represents Germany. In this excerpt she says, “The picture map stuck in my memory. It kept alive in me the feeling that the Poles were a menace to the German nation” (Maschmann, 114). This shows that the ideology behind Jews and Poles was essentially the same. They were no good for the German nation. The racial science that was promoted in schools embedded these ideas into the young German minds until they wholeheartedly believed them. The German nation was in danger at the hands of the Poles and the Jews. During the occupation of Poland, the region was seen as inferior and impure. As Melita Maschmann says, “What I saw and heard seemed to confirm the National Socialist theories: the foreign nation seemed to consist only of manual workers, oor peasants and lower middle class townspeople, and the few Polish families I had a chance to study had substantially more children than corresponding German families” (Maschmann, 115). Poland was nothing more than a country that was a threat to Germany. In Karl Fuchs’s A German Soldier’s Letters from France describes Paris as having beautiful landscape, but crawling with low lives. As Karl says as he talks about the amount of pornography that the soldiers are exposed to, “You can truly see that in the areas of cleanliness and morality the French people have skidded to a new low. Such an incident is simply unthinkable and impossible in our German Fatherland” (Fuchs, 116). While the landscape of Paris was still magical, the citizens which occupied it were anything but. France was decaying. Both Poland and France were in no way to the level of Germany. As Karl says, “Well, so much for Paris” (Fuchs, 117).