Extermination of the Jewish Mentally-Ill during the Nazi Era - the "Doubly Cursed"
Strous, Rael, The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Abstract: In Nazi Germany, physicians initiated a program of sterilization and euthanasia directed at the mentally-ill and physically disabled. Relatively little is known regarding the fate of the Jewish mentally-ill. Jewish mentally-ill were definitely included and targeted and were among the first who fell victim. They were systematically murdered following transfer as a specialized group, as well as killed in the general euthanasia program along with non-Jewish mentally-ill. Their murder constituted an important link between euthanasia and the Final Solution. The targeting of the Jewish mentally-ill was comprised of four processes including public assistance withdrawal, hospital …
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Publication information: Article title: Extermination of the Jewish Mentally-Ill during the Nazi Era - the "Doubly Cursed". Contributors: Strous, Rael - Author. Journal title: The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. Volume: 45. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 1, 2008. Page number: 247+. © Gefen Publishing House Ltd. 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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