The Holocaust and disabled people
The Holocaust and disabled people: Links and references
17th October 2008
This year's event falls on 27 January 2005, and marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps.
Jewish Virtual Library and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
These two sites are good places to find out more information about the Nazi treatment of disabled people.
Hadamar: Committed to Hadamar Hospital
An online exhibition from the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, showing the destiny of the 200,000 disabled people who ended their lives at the notorious Hadamar killing centre.
In March 2003, the BBC's See Hear programme investigated the plight of deaf people in Nazi Germany.
BBC Religion: The Holocaust
Items on Holocaust Memorial Day, the fate of children in the Holocaust, Kindertransport, and a personal reflection by the Chief Rabbi, Professor Jonathan Sacks.
WW2 People's War
Recollections of the liberation of the concentration camps from the BBC's growing archive of wartime memories.
Written by Richard Grunberger. Published by Penguin Books, 1971.
Details of Nazi policies in areas as diverse as art, religion and the press. See, in particular, the chapters on health and religion.
By Trust Betrayed - Patients, Physicians and the License to Kill in the Third Reich
Written by Hugh Gallagher. Published by Vandamere Press, 1995.
An excellent general account of the whole Nazi killing project.
Pride Against Prejudice - Transforming Attitudes to Disability
Written by Jenny Morris. Published by The Women's Press, 1991.
See Chapter 2, 'Lives Not Worth Living', in particular.
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