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Psychiatric hospital in Wiesloch, Germany, about 1925

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In September 1939, Hitler attacked Poland. Sterilizations slowed nearly to a halt, likely because most people who fit the legal crtieria had already been sterilized. Acting on Hitler's suggestion that incurable mental patients "be granted mercy killing," a panel of psychiatrists and medical doctors completed a one-page questionnaire on each of 283,000 patients in mental hospitals throughout Germany. More than one-fourth of cases, those who were incurable or could not work, were marked with a "†" for death. (DNAi location: Chronicle > In the Third Reich > "the final solution")
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page questionnaire,mental hospitals,adolf hitler,medical doctors,mental patients,third reich,psychiatric hospital,eugenics,wiesloch,final solution,psychiatrists,poland,suggestion,germany
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