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Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How Healers Became Killers: German Physicians and the Nazi ‘Euthanasia’ Program

with Patricia Heberer-Rice, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Physicians played an important role as planners and implementers of Nazi racial policy. This lecture discusses how medical professionals enforced two significant aspects of Nazi policy: compulsory sterilization and the clandestine “Euthanasia” program, the Nazis’ first program of mass murder. Compulsory sterilization, through which 400,000 Germans were legally sterilized, was enforced through the German legal system and involved physicians in the roles of denouncers, jurists, and enforcers of sterilization policy. Likewise medical professionals instigated and carried out the so-called Nazi “euthanasia” program, which claimed the lives of 250,000 mentally and physically disabled patients and set an important precedent for the Holocaust.

Details

Date:
January 24
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/event/annual-holocaust-remembrance-day-event-2/

Organizer

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Phone:
(919) 962-1509
Email:
jewishstudies@unc.edu
Website:
https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/

Venue

Zoom