Lecture Notes 12

30 the long shadow of eugenics between 1907 1963 64000

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Unformatted text preview: ermany as part of its argument for a coordinated mass sterilization program of mental defectives   Eventually the Nazis went further, killing tens of thousands of the institutionalized disabled through compulsory euthanasia programs   When Nazi administrators went on trial for war crimes mass sterilizations (over 450,000 in less than a decade) by citing the United States as their inspiration. 30 The long shadow of eugenics   Between 1907 & 1963, 64,000 individuals were compulsorily sterilized in the U.S.   In the early 1930s, Buck vs. Bell was cited by the National Sot Government in Germany as part of its argument for a coordinated mass sterilization program of mental defectives   Eventually the Nazis went further, killing tens of thousands of the institutionalized disabled through compulsory euthanasia programs   When Nazi administrators went on trial for war crimes mass sterilizations (over 450,000 in less than a decade) by citing the United States as their inspiration. 31 Fitter Families contests and the Cross of Honor of the German Mother 32 “We do not stand alone”   Nazi propaganda poster, 1936   Woman holds baby, man holds shield inscribed with title of Germany’s 1933 compulsory sterilization law   They’re surrounded by enacted (or were considering) similar laws 33 “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society 34 MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu STS.009 Evolution and Society Spring 2012 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms....
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