‘Lives Unworthy of Life’: Bishop von Galen and the Nazi persecution of the disabled — Stephen Unwin

The persecution, sterilisation and murder of hundreds of thousands of disabled people is one of the most overlooked chapters in the whole ghastly history of Nazi Germany.Between 1939 and 1941 as many as 100,000 people with a wide range of disabilities were dismissed as lebensunwertes Leben…

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One thought on “‘Lives Unworthy of Life’: Bishop von Galen and the Nazi persecution of the disabled — Stephen Unwin

  1. A terrible time indeed, and often overshadowed by the treatment of the Jews. I recall interviews with ‘nurses’ who were quite happy to give lethal injections to mentally handicapped and disabled children as they considered it to be akin to ‘mercy killing’.
    The depths that people will sink to have yet to be fully explored.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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