registered, persecuted, annihilated. The Sick and Disabled under National Socialism
The exhibition took the alleged “value” of life as a guiding thread and documented the history of exclusion, forced sterilisation and mass murder from April 5 to June 26, 2016.
In the Nazi era mentally ill and disabled persons were considered to be a “burden” on the German “people’s community” and were persecuted for this reason alone. Over 200,000 persons fell victim to the so-called “euthanasia” programme, which was nothing other than the organised murder of the mentally ill and disabled.
With the exhibition registered, persecuted, annihilated the Munich Documentation Centre took the alleged “value” of life as a guiding thread and documents the history of exclusion, forced sterilisation and mass murder. As in the permanent exhibition, the individual fates and biographies of both victims and perpetrators were shown, complemented by how this aspect of Nazi history was dealt with after 1945.
Pulished in 2014 at Springer Medizin Verlag, bilingual in German / English, 232 pages with detailed background information, numerous illustrations und documents
Edited by Frank Schneider and Petra Lutz
ISBN: 978-3-642-54028-8 | Price: Euro 19,99
The exhibition catalog ist available in Easy-to-read Language at