“Euthanasia” at Bernburg: Mass Murder of the Aged and Infirm
author Ute Hoffmann
The Bernburg memorial offers materials to teachers to help them prepare their students for a first visit to the site. More than 14,000 patients and prisoners were killed in Bernburg between 1940 and 1943 during the euthanasia program. The students read historical documents about “racial hygiene,” involuntary sterilization and euthanasia. They also analyze how a majority forms its opinions about socially marginal groups. Project derived from partner website “Lernen aus der Geschichte”.