Evans Suzanne E.


Tempus, Stroud, 1st ed., 2007. 190 pp., 11 photo-ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Between 1939 and 1945 the Nazi regime systematically murdered hundreds of thousands of children and adults with disabilities as part of its 'euthanasia' policy, designed to eliminate all those who might threaten the health and purity of the German race. Drawing on rich historical records and scores of exclusive interviews with disabled Holocaust survivors, this book begins with a description of the Nazis' Children's Killing Program, in which tens of thousands of children with mental and physical disabilities were murdered by their physicians, usually by starvation or lethal injection. The book goes on to recount the T4 euthanasia program, in which adults with disabilities were disposed of in six official centres, and the development of the Sterilization Law that allowed the forced sterilization of at least half a million young adults with disabilities.

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