Dec. 16, 2010
Text and photo by Ted Regencia
SKOKIE, Ill — Long before the mass extermination of Jews at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in the early 1940s, the quest for racial superiority in Germany had already been set in motion.
Science and medicine were manipulated to justify discrimination, persecution and murder by the Nazis.
As Adolf Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess declared, “Nazism is applied biology.” He and others considered those deemed mentally and physically inferior should be sterilized or even targeted for “mercy killing.”
At the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, these and other horrors of Nazism and misguided science are on display at a special exhibition, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Continue reading “Exhibit explores ‘Deadly Medicine’ of Nazi regime”