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Fate of patients in mental institutions, Muller-Hill and Watson

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Interviewee: Benno Muller-Hill, James Watson. There was no gas chamber near to Danzig, so mental patients there were shot. Here Benno Müller-Hill takes James Watson on a tour of the gas chamber at Bernberg Psychiatric Hospital, one of six euthanasia facilities for mental patients established in 1940-41. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the third reich > "the final solution" > Shooting patients at Danzig)
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Watson: Those who weren't gassed, most of them had rather somber fates also, didn't they? Müller-Hill: They are, for example in Danzig in the insane asylum of Danzig, they simply shot them. They didn't have a gas chamber so they decided why not shoot them. So, they shot them.
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