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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Nazi Persecution of Non-Jewish Groups: The Disabled

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Webinar
Date Mon, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration   1h

Discoveries in the science of genetics led to the idea that humanity could be improved through better breeding – “positive eugenics.” However, the opposite was thought to be true as well – that the disabled and mentally ill should be sterilized so that they could not breed – “negative eugenics.” These ideas were popular in many Western democracies (including the US), but Nazi Germany transformed them into mass murder of several groups defined by the regime as "unfit". This webinar, presented by Dr. David Deutsch, a Yad Vashem educator, will address Nazi murder initiatives against the disabled.

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