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The Jews and the mentally ill, Muller-Hill and Watson

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Interviewee: Benno Muller-Hill, James Watson. The Nazis used the same techniques to deal with mental patients and Jews. Here Benno Müller-Hill and James Watson discuss how the euthanasia techniques used at mental hospitals were transferred to the extermination camps in Poland. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the third reich > Applying the solution > Germany's two "problems")
Transcript:
Watson: When the war started, Germany had two problems, according to this way of looking at it – the problem of the mental patients and the problem of the Jews. And in the end they dealt with them in the same way. Müller-Hill: And they dealt with them exactly the same, with the same technique.
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