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Mass murder of people with disabilities and the Holocaust

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Mass murder of people with disabilities and the Holocaust
Call No: 362.04 M414

Call Number362.04 M414
Dates[2019]; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityInternational Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (Ed.) ; edited by Brigitte Bailer and Juliane Wetzel.
Creators & ContributorsBailer-Galanda, Brigitte (editor)
Wetzel, Juliane (editor)
Bättig, Benno (contributor)
Schweizer, Andrea (contributor)
Bauer, Yehuda (contributor)
Katz, Steven T. (contributor)
Have, Wichert ten (contributor)
Argast, Regula (contributor)
Weindling, Paul (contributor)
Bueltzingsloewen, Isabelle von (contributor)
Stegge, Cecile aan de (contributor)
Šimůnek, Michal V. (contributor)
Novák, Milan (contributor)
Marcinowski, Filip (contributor)
Nasierowski, Tadeusz (contributor)
Friedman, Alexander (contributor)
Felder, Björn M. (Björn Michael) (contributor)
Berger, Sara (contributor)
Schwanninger, Florian (contributor)
Schulte, Jan Erik (contributor)
Lutz, Thomas (contributor)
Rühl, Otto (contributor)
Silberklang, David (contributor)
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (editor)
Summary"In Germany and occupied Austria, people with disabilities were the first to fall victim to National Socialist mass murder, propagated under the euphemistic term of 'euthanasia.' For racist and economic reasons they were deemed unfit to live. The means and methods used in these crimes were applied later during the Holocaust—perpetrators of these first murders became experts in the death camps of the so-called 'Aktion Reinhardt.' Over the course of World War II the National Socialists aimed to exterminate people with disabilities in the occupied territories of Western Europe, and also in Eastern Europe. This publication presents the results of the latest research on these murders in the German occupied territories, as discussed at an IHRA conference held in Bern in November 2017." —Publisher
  • Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
  • About the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
  • Preface / Brigitte Bailer, Juliane Wetzel
  • Opening Remarks / Benno Bättig
  • Opening Remarks / Andrea Schweizer
  • Foreword / Yehuda Bauer
  • Foreword / Steven T. Katz
  • Foreword / Wichert ten Have
Ideology—The German and Austrian Cases
  • Swiss Eugenics and its Impact on Nazi Racial Hygiene / Regula Argast
  • The Need to Name: The Victims of Nazi “Euthanasia” of the Mentally and Physically Disabled and Ill 1939–1945 / Paul Weindling
Western Europe
  • Starvation in French Asylums During the German Occupation: Reality and Misinterpretations / Isabelle von Bueltzingsloewen
  • Excess Mortality and Causes of Death in Dutch Psychiatric Institutions 1940–1945 / Cecile aan de Stegge
Eastern Europe
  • Aktion T4 in Bohemia and Moravia and its Context, 1939–1941 / Michal V. Šimůnek, Milan Novák
  • The Extermination of People with Disabilities in Occupied Poland: The Beginning of Genocide / Filip Marcinowski, Tadeusz Nasierowski
  • Murders of the Ill in the Minsk Region in 1941 and their Historic Reappraisal in the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Germany / Alexander Friedman
  • Starvation, Mass Murder, and Experimentation: Nazi “euthanasia” in the Baltics 1941–1944 / Björn M. Felder
Continuities and Comparisons
  • “Murder was already their profession.” “Aktion T4” Staff in the “Aktion Reinhardt” Extermination Camps / Sara Berger
Education on Mass Murder of People with Disabilities and Holocaust Education—Similarities, Possible Synergies
  • Hartheim Castle Learning and Memorial Centre: The Difficult Path to a Place of Documentation, Commemoration and Education / Florian Schwanninger
  • Hadamar Memorial Museum—Gedenkstätte Hadamar / Jan Erik Schulte
  • Mass Murder of People with Disabilities and the Holocaust: Some Remarks / Thomas Lutz
  • Educating About the Mass Murder of People with Disabilities / Otto Rühl
  • Yad Vashem, Holocaust Education, and Education on the Murder of People with Disabilities / David Silberklang
Physical Description 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherBerlin : Metropol Verlag + IHRA
SeriesIHRA series ; vol. 5
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
URL Murder of People with Disabilities and the Holocaust web.pdf, Access the freely available full text from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)