Disabled children were separated from their families and taken to special hospitals. The media at the time responded to the fear that within a few years a large part of the German people would be mentally disturbed, reason to act as quickly as possible. The word "euthanasia" was not used in Nazi propaganda, leaving the real intentions of the Nazis (at the beginning) undiscovered. The program was later expanded to include adults, most of whom underwent compulsory sterilization.
The exterminations took place in:
Doctors and nurses involved in the euthanasia program were by no means always brought to justice. Long after the founding of the new German states in 1949, senior officials escaped prosecution and continued to work in the German healthcare system. On 8 July 2013, the Federal Minister of Culture laid the foundation stone for a monument to the victims of this project in Tiergartenstraße, where the office of the service stood.
Born: Dinklage, 16 march 1878
Died: Münster, 22 march 1946
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