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Nazi extermination of thousands of disabled children featured in new Berlin museum exhibit
LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/27/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Posted on 01/28/2012 12:34:22 PM PST by wagglebee

BERLIN, January 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Berlin’s “Topography of Terror,” museum, which features exhibits on the murderous crimes of German police forces during the Nazi era, has begun a temporary display on the thousands of children euthanized during the same period as “life unworthy of life.”

The exhibition, entitled “In memory of the children. Pediatricians and crimes against children in the Nazi period,” displays photos and documents related to various Nazi projects concerning the murder and torture of children, such as Action T4 and Lebensborn.

While Action T4 focused on exterminating children who were physically or mentally handicapped, Lebensborn was a eugenic breeding program using unwed mothers, in which children with features not regarded as sufficiently “Aryan” were disposed of like so much waste.

“Through 1945, over 10,000 [children] fell victim to the various programs which were designed to exterminate ‘life unworthy of living,’” the museum states. “More than 5,000 children and teenagers were tortured and murdered in the Nazi ‘children’s departments’ alone, institutions which were specially created for the purpose of extermination.”

Although many children were simply gassed or starved to death, some were spared an immediate exit from life - to serve as subjects of medical experiments, which included the removal of their organs.

“Children also fell victim to the ‘T4’ gas chamber program and to the ‘starvation diet’ which they received in the homes and institutions; they were abused for the purpose of experimentation and their organs where used after their death for research purposes,” according to the museum.

In addition to Action T4 project, which resulted in the deaths of approximately 10,000 children and teenagers, the Lebensborn project killed an estimated 5,000 more.

“This exposition speaks of the most defenseless of that society,” Berlin’s Charité medical school’s historian told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. “Visitors must be prepared to confront very difficult facts.”

Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform and the Genocide Awareness Project noted the troubling parallels between the Nazi euthanasia program for children and the ongoing murder of millions of children today in the wombs of their mothers – often for eugenic reasons similar to those that motivated the Nazi holocaust.

“The notion of ‘life unworthy of life’ is eerily familiar to today’s slogan, ‘quality of life,’” Stephanie Gray told LifeSiteNews. “The philosophy which guided the Nazis is a philosophy which guides many today - that the value of one’s life is to be determined by one’s features or abilities. It is this frightening mentality which leads to human rights violations.”

Currently in the West, a large percentage of children diagnosed in the womb with a disability will ultimately be killed through abortion. Even children diagnosed with Down syndrome, a condition with which a person can live happily for many years, are killed at an astonishing rate of over 90% when the condition is diagnosed in utero. Such eugenic abortions often occur later in pregnancy, when the baby is fully formed, and according to many experts can already experience pain.

In at least one country – the Netherlands – eugenics has already extended beyond abortion, with the legalization of infant euthanasia under the so-called Groningen Protocol. Under the protocol babies can be killed after birth if they suffer, or are likely to suffer, from “progressive paralysis, complete lifelong dependency, and permanent inability to communicate in any way.”

In one article in the prestigious Hastings Report in 2008, two Dutch bioethicists argued that in such cases, “the baby is judged to be better off dead than forced to endure the only kind of life it can ever have.”

“The Nazis treated children as objects to be used and disposed of,” Gray said. “How is that different from today’s society which treats pre-born children as objects to be used (such as for stem cells) and disposed of (through abortion)?”

Gray also observed that, while a museum display on the Nazi atrocities against children does not elicit protest, photos of the unborn victims of abortion often do.

“Isn’t it interesting that people will pay money to go to a museum to see disturbing images of the mistreatment of children, yet many criticize the display of abortion images. Perhaps it’s because it’s easier to face historic injustices which we didn’t commit; it’s much more difficult to face present-day injustices which we do permit,” she said.

The Genocide Awareness Project sets up displays of large images of unborn children killed by abortion, juxtaposed with images victims of the Nazi holocaust and racially-motivated lynchings, to raise awareness about the true nature of abortion.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; aktont4; disabilities; euthanasia; moralabsolutes; prolife
In at least one country – the Netherlands – eugenics has already extended beyond abortion, with the legalization of infant euthanasia under the so-called Groningen Protocol. Under the protocol babies can be killed after birth if they suffer, or are likely to suffer, from “progressive paralysis, complete lifelong dependency, and permanent inability to communicate in any way.”

In one article in the prestigious Hastings Report in 2008, two Dutch bioethicists argued that in such cases, “the baby is judged to be better off dead than forced to endure the only kind of life it can ever have.”

Western society is forgetting what "Never Again" means.

1 posted on 01/28/2012 12:34:27 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 01/28/2012 12:35:05 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 01/28/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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4 posted on 01/28/2012 12:38:53 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

There is little difference between what Nazi Germany did to these kids and what we Americans are doing to our pre-born children.

Even torture. I’m convinced that abortion has so desensitized us regarding our children that we barely flinch any more when we read of abuse, rape and other violent crimes against our children.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 12:46:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: wagglebee

10,000+5,000 = 15,000 dead. That is horrible, but our modern abortion industry makes those nazis look small-time.

Does anyone really think we are a Christian nation under God’s protection?

Martin Luther’s “Holy” Germany thought so...look how that ended up.

I’m wondering where the next Dresden or Hiroshima will be in the United States.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 12:50:02 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: wagglebee

Yep....remove God and you have no dignity and worth given to human beings. None. The 19th Century was the “God is Dead” crusade that has been marching through every institution in the world-—even in some so-called “Christian” churches.

If God is Dead—then there is no hope for mankind—there is no dignity and worth given to mankind.

America is lucky because we inserted God into our Founding Documents but the godless leftists are trying to even destroy that.....their backdoor method-—est. abortion and homosexual “marriage”. Both will make Christians bigots and “haters of choice and freedom” and the Bible “Hate Speech” and mold children into a worldview where there are no moral absolutes.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 12:54:45 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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Ping.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 12:56:11 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: savagesusie

And our twisted, evil government will continue to protect the real hate speech and acts of LaRaza and the New Black Panthers...this will not end well.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 12:58:17 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Germany was the heart of the “God is Dead” movement of the Postmodernists in the 19th century. Postmodernist thinking was the dominant ideology by the time of the sick and vulgar Wiemar Republic. All their media promoted paganism/satanism/hedonism. Christianity was mocked and its influence was destroyed and is why they elected Hitler.

There was a remnant of true Christians in German society—like Bonhoeffer—but they were no longer in control of the media and schools and government. Mass indoctrination was controlled by the homosexual SA Brownshirts and people with similar godless worldview.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 1:02:43 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: wagglebee
With scant investigation of these two articles nevertheless I feel that they are germane.

The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics

The Democrats’ Dirty Little Secret: Eugenics

11 posted on 01/28/2012 1:06:15 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I do more than flinch, most stories involving children in the news will bring me to tears. I have three of my own, and the thought that someone could want to harm them, or any other child for any reason is beyond my comprehension.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by Bulwyf
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"Nazi propaganda for their compulsory 'euthanasia' program: 'This person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community 60,000 Reichsmark during his lifetime. Fellow German, that is your money, too.'"

13 posted on 01/28/2012 1:15:40 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: wagglebee

How many degrees of separation between this and Obama’s policies?


14 posted on 01/28/2012 1:18:47 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Great links!
15 posted on 01/28/2012 1:36:49 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: savagesusie

I read the new Bonhoeffer bio last year.

Many good people I have spoken to say America is nothing like the Weimar Republic, and our culture is far superior to Germans then...I attribute that to bad cases of normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 1:51:55 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: wagglebee

Seems humans never learn anything.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 2:15:20 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: savagesusie
.remove God and you have no dignity and worth given to human beings.

We have to change and bring God back into public and private life. Have to.

18 posted on 01/28/2012 2:47:55 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: savagesusie
Those who ignore history are doomed to relive it...

Show Trials

One of the most effective Nazi legal maneuvers against Catholic priests (and some Protestant clergy) was the use of show trials that highlighted supposed criminal immorality. Throughout 1935 and 1936, hundreds of priests, monks, lay-brothers and women religious were arrested, accused of sexual perversions, pedophilia, and homosexuality, and then put on public trial.

Typical of Gestapo techniques was to lure a priest to a hotel room or apartment on the pretense of someone needing the last rites. Once there, the priest was set upon by a prostitute while Gestapo officials took photos of the bewildered victim. The photos were then used at the trial as supposedly damning evidence.

Other priests were accused falsely of molesting children, and German newspapers were filled with lurid and pornographic accounts and cartoons of priests and other clergy. Many priests "confessed" after torture or threats against their parents and relatives. These events were protested in the United States and by local bishops, but the protests did nothing to halt the cruel mockery of priests in films, plays, speeches, and songs.

The above account of nazi persecution sounds like the Kansas City Star's attack on Bishop Robert Finn...

http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/persecution/pch0229.htm

19 posted on 01/28/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: wagglebee

sfl


20 posted on 01/28/2012 3:12:46 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Bulwyf
most stories involving children in the news will bring me to tears.

Me too. I didn't want to read this one but I forced myself. Brought tears.

21 posted on 01/28/2012 3:22:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: x_plus_one

Yes...We are repeating history......all postmodernists (movement started in Germany) had a vile hatred for God—particularly the Judeo/Christian God. I see it now here.

This hatred for Christianity and Jews in Germany was exhibited in all the media in the Wiemar Republic. They were great at Mass agitprop....even Bonhoeffer’s mother refused to let her sons go to “Prussian” schools-—they were just for mass indoctrination into secular humanism and she recognized it. (BTW, Our schools adopted their Prussian system—Dewey—of mass indoctrination and after 12 years we create the same mindset as the secular humanists who revile Christian Ethics.)

Although most (or all) of the SA Brownshirts were homosexuals—they used homosexuality to get rid of all their enemies—it was easy to set up people. That is why the Pink Swastika was written-—because homosexuals were claiming victim status in a museum-—but as the book proved, homosexuals were perpetrators of some of the most vicious attacks on the Jews—and their boys. The brutality was incredibly evil because of their sick and twisted godless minds. A lot who were accused of homosexuality weren’t—it was a tool to get rid of Nazi enemies—and all evidence was rigged.

http://www.drjudithreisman.com/archives/pink_swastika.pdf


22 posted on 01/28/2012 3:25:58 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Have you noticed how rarely you see dwarves nowadays?

They’ve been killed before they see the light of day, using the same “quality of life” and “cost to society” arguments.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 4:17:00 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Responsibility2nd
There is little difference between what Nazi Germany did to these kids and what Americans are doing to pre-born children.

Very true.

24 posted on 01/28/2012 4:51:06 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Gene Eric

Zero.


25 posted on 01/28/2012 5:40:53 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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