Their appeared to be a partnership between American and German eugenicists after World War I. Examples are in the 1920's the Rockefeller Foundation played a role in establishing and sponsoring eugenics institutions. The Carnegie Foundation continued to give funding to the Eugenic Records Office in Nazi Germany until 1939 How American Eugenicists Helped Shape (1 ).
Wickliffe Draper and Harry Laughlin, Who are mentioned elsewhere in these pages, were key players in the forming of Pioneer Fund. Draper also sat on the Executive committee of the Boston based Immigration Restriction League. Wickliffe Draper believed that the US and Germany had the residue of Nordic biological heritage. so he was also interested in the in the German eugenics movement(2 ).
Draper attended the International Congress for the Scientific Investigation of Population Problems in Berlin 1935. He learned of the Nazi "biological policy" and how it interacted with government first hand(3 ).
Harry Laughlin, received a honorary doctoral degree from Heidelberg University in Nazi Germany in 1936(4 ).
Laughlin was flattered by the Nazis honoring him. In the summer of 1936 he wrote officials at Heidelberg he was eager to get a official diploma. The said the honorary degree was not only a personal honor "but also as evidence of a common understanding of German and American scientists of the nature of eugenics." (5 ).