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Jena Declaration

The concept of race is the result of racism, not its prerequisite.
Part of face fully covered with bright holi paint
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To mark the 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society in Jena, the Institute for Zoology and Evolutionary Research of Friedrich Schiller University is organising an evening event on the subject of ‘Jena, Haeckel and the question of human races, or racism creates races’.

The joint declaration below provides information on this topic and was approved by the German Zoological Society and the President of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, who support the authors in their effort to act against scientific legitimations of racism.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin S. Fischer
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Erbertstraße 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-49141
apl. Prof. Dr. Uwe Hoßfeld
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung/AG Biologiedidaktik der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Am Steiger 3
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-49491
Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause
Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte, Jena und Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Kahlaische Straße 10
07745 Jena
+49 3641 686-610
Prof. Dr. Stefan Richter
Institut für Biowissenschaften der Universität Rostock
Universitätsplatz 2
18055 Rostock
+49 381 498-6260
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