April 10, 2009
WHY NOT PUT UP MIRRORS?:
Remembering the Nazis’ War on the ‘Genetically Unfit’ (AILEEN JACOBSON, 4/10/09, NY Times)
BEFORE the Nazis began the mass murder of Jews, they started to sterilize or kill hundreds of thousands of their own — non-Jewish Germans, including children, who were considered mentally or physically defective. They even issued a “Ten Commandments for Choosing a Mate” that advised against marrying a person with an undesirable characteristic, or the possibility of inheriting one: “Never marry the one good person from a bad family.”
This intensive war against the “genetically unfit” is one of the areas explored in “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” a handsome and harrowing exhibition about the Nazis’ use of science, at Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University through June 12. The exhibition, a traveling version of one that opened at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington in April 2004, will be accompanied by 10 public events and lectures by experts in fields like medicine, history and philosophy.
Besides the extent of Nazi mutilation and murder, “it’s also surprising how accepted it was by the medical establishment in Germany,” said Jack Coulehan, a Stony Brook professor emeritus who still teaches medical ethics and was involved in bringing the exhibition to the university.
You can understand why they don't want to face the fact, but Nazi "science" was largely derived from American Darwinists, population controllers, nativists and the like and modern abortion law is nothing but a reflection of that same politics.
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2009 4:00 PM