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02.06.2017 | main topic | Sonderheft 1/2017

Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift 1/2017

The holocaust of the disabled

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Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift > Sonderheft 1/2017
Autoren:
Prof. Massimo Fioranelli, Prof. Maria Grazia Roccia, MD Miriam Rovesti, MD Francesca Satolli, Paola Petrelli, Prof. Torello Lotti

Summary

The Holocaust is commonly known as the genocide perpetrated by the Nazi regime which killed six million European Jews. Not many people know, however, that another holocaust took place at the same time: the holocaust of the disabled. As Hitler pursued a strategic vision of a dominant, pure Aryan race, any inferior and weak human being was exterminated. A brief consideration is called for in order to not forget the horrifying events that took place at the beginning of the last century and in order to re-shape our concept of normality.

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