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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Disability Awareness Month: The Nazis’ Nameless Victims

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Oct 28, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

People with physical and mental disabilities were the Nazis' first victims of mass murder. Seeing them as a threat to “Aryan genetic purity,” the Nazis deemed these Germans "unworthy of life." But most of these early victims of Nazism remain anonymous. Laws protecting medical records conceal the identities of many of the 250,000 people murdered by doctors and nurses in this program. As the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum recognizes #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, learn the stories of some of the victims whose names a German doctor has brought to light in order to confront the past sins of his profession.

Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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