October 1939 - Nazis Begin Euthanasia on Sick and DisabledOCTOBER 1939- NAZIS BEGIN EUTHANASIA ON SICK AND DISABLED
it would be ironic if it were those records that condemned them.
No. The Nazis exterminated people against their will. The Nazis did the choosing and chose who they thought shouldn't be allowed to live. Euthanasia as discussed today is the termination life as a humane act. The Nazis did not exterminate people for humane reasons.The word euthanasia in your question should be highlighted in quotation marks since Nazi killing was anything but humane.
Some of the Nazi Party were jewish.
The simple answer is that the Nazi euthanasia program targeted incurables, not old people as such.
The Nazis euthanized an incredibly large number of people. They did this via poison gas, shootings, hangings, experimentation, and starvation, among other things.
When they were defeated by the Russians, Americans, British and other Allied nations in May 1945.
It was ironic because their meitculous record keeping was used as evidence to try the people involved in the Holocaust in a court of law.
What?! The Nazis did not begin any euthanasia program. They did medical experiments on living people, and tortured and murdered many others. But there was no euthanasia program.There's some misunderstanding here. (It doesn't look to me as if the questioner is using the word euthanasia as a synonym for the Holocaust). The Nazis did all of the above. There was a Nazi euthanasia programme in addition to the main Holocaust and the medical experiments. It was directed against certain categories of mentally and physically incurable "Aryans" and was in full swing from about October 1939- September 1941, when it was drastically cut back following protests (which were later joined by Roman Catholics). It was codenamed the T4 Programme (or Action) and some historians, such as Ian Kershaw, have suggested that the scaling back of this programme left expert killers available for the Holocaust.Clarification:The Nazis exterminated people against their will. The Nazis did the choosing and chose who they thought shouldn't be allowed to live. Euthanasia as discussed today is the termination life as a humane act.The word euthanasia in your question should be highlighted in quotation marks since Nazi killing was anything but humane. It was a systematic extermination of less than perfect human beings.Please see the links below for more information.
They used the word Euthanasie. As a result the word is 'tainted', and in current contexts the Germans use the word Sterbehilfe - assisted death.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC opened in that year.
Auschwitz I opened on May 1941 Auschwitz II Birkenau opened on October 1941 Auschwitz III Monowitz opened on October 1943
It was rather a ironic and symbolic place to hold the trials. From 1927-1938, the Nazis held major rallies there. It was there where the Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws, outlawing the Jews doing really anything.
The camp opened in May 1940 and initially was intended as a very tough concentration camp for Poles who resisted or didn't co-operate with the Nazis.
1. Gassing (with lethal gas). 2. Shooting.
It was called euthanasia ('mercy killing') and code named T-4. The Nazis also continued to kill the mentally and physically handicapped along with Jews, Gypsies and homosexuals during World War 2. But they still used euthanasia to gas them
Weimar Germany was one of the chief European centers for modern art and sciences. Hitler and the Nazis, however, rejected modern art as "Desgenerate". They believed they could make a new genuine German art.
Mistakes - people may opt for euthanasia because they believe they have a terminal illness, but after death this could be found to have been a misdiagnosis. Euthanasia goes against the Hippocratic oath which is taken by doctors - says that they will prolong life. This stems from Greek Philosopher Hippocrates (460-370 BCE) - 'I will not prescribe a deadly drug to please someone, nor give advice that may cause his death'. The 'slippery slope' argument -- that the legalisation of active euthanasia would lead to the legalisation of compulsory euthanasia, or types of euthanasia which would possibly conclude with the sorts of involuntary euthanasia used by the Nazis on the sick, the disabled, and the elderly, and the experiments that were done on them. Legalising active euthanasia could lead to horrific acts being morally accepted. Proposed by John Glover although Helga Kushe says this hasn't happened in the Netherlands where euthanasia is legal. Manipulation - euthanasia would allow elderly relatives to be coerced into opting for Euthanasia because they feel like they are a burden on their family, or because they have relatives that wish to benefit from inheritance after the death - they want the person's death to be sooner as this would benefit them. This idea was proposed by Glover in 1977 as he felt that the elderly and lonely would be taken advantage of. He also thought that euthanasia would devalue life and could create a second class of people made up of the sick and the disabled. Religions, such as Christianity, would argue that Euthanasia is 'playing God' as only God can give life, and therefore only He should be able to take life. Those who see euthanasia as murder would also argue that in the Ten Commandments we are told 'thou shalt not murder' and therefore euthanasia goes against God.
The (Jewish) Sonderkommando, or special squads were known under many different names. They were squads made up of inmates who worked in the killing centers, dealing with the people before the Nazis killed them and with the the processing and disposal after the murders.
The first road of this kind was completed in 1932 between Cologne and Bonn. It was opened by Konrad Adenauer the Mayor of Cologne on 6 August 1932, a year before the Nazis came to power.
There's some confusion here. The Nazi regime systematically murdered incurably ill patients until about August 1941 but then scaled back the programme in view of public protests from some Roman Catholic bishops. The Nazis called the programme 'euthanasia' ('mercy-killing'). The genocide of the Jews was separate and started a little later - in December 1941. However, many of the SS-men who were active in the euthanasia programme went on to play a key part in the Holocaust.
Factories needed to be opened to produce many different materials providing jobs for anyone who could or would work.
They targeted the handicapped because they were no use to the Nazis because they couldn't work. The Nazis were going about creating a master race of perfect human beings. Anyone who did not fit into Hitler's ideal person was targeted. That is why they exterminated who they exterminated: basically those who were not blond haired and blue eyed and those who were crippled/handicapped. It was known as euthanasia plan. Says omar.
Not really a question, but yes. The idea of D-Day was to create two fronts for Germany to defend.