Exhibit explores ‘Deadly Medicine’ of Nazi regime

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”

Exclusive Interview: A Holocaust survivor’s escape to Manila

PINOY Newsmagazine/Philippine News
March 2005

By Ted Regencia

Chicago, IL — Unbeknownst to many Filipinos and the world, the Philippines played a small but noteworthy role in saving over a thousand Jews from Adolf Hitler’s death camps in Europe, in the years leading to World War II.

Despite the distance, religious and political barries, the Philippines rose to the occasion and showed its humanity by providing sanctuary to an oppressed people from Europe.
Continue reading “Exclusive Interview: A Holocaust survivor’s escape to Manila”