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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PARTIAL CHRONOLOGY OF PSYCHIATRY’S ROLE IN CREATING THE HOLOCAUST

PARTIAL CHRONOLOGY OF PSYCHIATRY’S ROLE IN CREATING THE HOLOCAUST
“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke
(the following historical events have been largely deleted from the 'history books' and 'lessons' most of us have had. it is an important and worthy read, and comprehension. Any voiced disagreements with the events presented here are welcome, preferably with some supportive documentation. )-
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...1916: Ernst Rüdin was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the German Research Institute for Psychiatry, where he wrote a study on the genetic inheritability of schizophrenia and began a campaign to purge Germany of its “unfit stock.” Articles by and about him ran in the national U.S. eugenic press for years. In May 1922, the Journal of Heredity published a discussion by Rüdin on the inheritance of mental defects. In September 1924, Eugenical News published a report, asserting that Rüdin’s studies of the "inheritance of mental disorders are the most thorough that are being undertaken anywhere. It is hoped that they will be long continued and expanded." A 1925 Eugenical News article praised Rüdin, "whose dynamic personality infuses itself throughout the entire establishment." Later, the Journal of the American Medical Association also published a long report about his work on heredity and mental disease.
1920: Psychiatrist Alfred Hoche and Karl Binding, Chief Justice of the Reich, wrote The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Living, stating that:
1. The suffering of a sick or wounded person who is about to die can be shortened through the use of a medical drug.
2. This acceleration of the death process is not an act of murder but "in truth a pure act of healing." (This justification was later used specifically by the Nazis in defense of their extermination programs).
3. A doctor should be able to employ euthanasia on any unconscious person without legal consequences....-from-
http://www.cchr.org/…/age-of-fe…/creating-the-holocaust.html_____________________________________________________
photo- Dr Ernst Rudin (left), who has been referred to as "Germany's psychiatrist-in-chief" in the Nazi era-