Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2004 - History - 226 pages
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From 1933 to 1945, Hitler's Nazi regime attempted to realize its vision of a biologically healthy and ethnically homogeneous population through "racial hygiene" programs designed to cleanse German society of those perceived to threaten its biological health. Deadly Medicine examines the critical role German physicians, scientists, public health officials, and academic experts played in supporting and implementing the Nazis' program of racial eugenics, which culminated in the Holocaust.

Illustrated with many never-before-published photographs, images from rare Nazi publications, and historical artifacts, Deadly Medicine presents essays by internationally recognized authorities that provide the wider contextual framework for a compelling visual and documentary exploration of the origins of the Holocaust. This publication is an accompaniment to the exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum running from April 22, 2004, through October 16, 2005.

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The accompanying publication to a current exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, this glossy, oversized book reveals in stark words and chilling images the pseudoscientific atrocities of the ... Read full review


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Susan Bachrach is exhibition curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Dieter Kuntz is museum historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

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