Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Euthanasia Program

New research indicates that Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism research, aided Nazi "euthanasia" of handicapped persons. See New York Times article here, Daily Mail article here.

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  1. This is not surprising. Not only Mengele! Countless respectable German doctors and intellectuals had been involved in barbaric Nazi German experiments and actions. For examples, see my Amazon review of DOCTORS FROM HELL.

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    1. Another instructive and compelling review. Thanks, Jan.

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  2. Let’s not forget that Nazi eugenics has American roots. The eugenics movement began in the US in the late 19th century. Its objective was to eliminate “undesirable” traits, which were supposedly concentrated in poor, immigrant, and minority populations. In 1927, US Supreme Court Justice Wendell Holmes opined, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind....Three generations of imbeciles is enough” (Black 2003). Hitler admitted that the Nazis adopted several eugenics laws designed to eliminate the “unfit” from the US.

    Let’s also not forget all the American doctors who conducted experiments on people of color. The “father of gynecology”, J. Marion Sims, performed shocking experiments on enslaved black women and slave children without anesthesia. He operated 40 times on one of the women!

    Let’s also not forget the American doctors who rushed to the injured in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—sadly, not to treat them, but to study the effects of radiation, especially on children.

    One could go on forever recounting all the barbaric acts committed by the self-proclaimed “Western civilizers”. Gandhi’s remark comes to my mind whenever I think of the so-called “Western Civilization”:

    Reporter: Mr. Gandhi, what do you think about Western Civilization?
    Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.

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  3. Very informative – also enjoyed Gandhi’s riposte. Thanks much, Ane.

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  4. Recently Mr Szulc published a general history of Poland for Swedes.

    Chris Helinsky.

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  5. Mr. Szulc has been in the Swedish media a lot fighting Bieganski

    Chris Helinsky

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