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Useless Eaters

Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany

The methods used for mass extermination in the Nazi death camps originated and were perfected in earlier use against people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Developed from the article by Dr. Mark Mostert, this website describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II.

Click on the image to the left to enter the site, or read the full article text by Dr. Mark Mostert.

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