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Dis/ability in Nazi Germany

September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dis/ability in Nazi Germany

3:00-5:00 PM: Panel Discussion
5:00-6:00 PM: Holocaust & Humanity Center Tour
6:00-7:30 PM: Lecture 

Panel discussion on the role of nurses and doctors in the killing of disabled children in Nazi Germany featuring:
Patricia Heberer-Rice (Senior Historian, Office of the Senior Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum): “Nameless Victims, Silenced Voices: A Profile of Victims of the ‘Euthanasia’ Program”

Thomas Foth (Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa): “Nurses as accomplices to murder in German psychiatric asylums before, during, and after the Nazi regime”

Lutz Kaelber (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vermont): “Disability in Nazi Germany in the Context of ‘Euthanasia’ Crimes”

University of Cincinnati History Department’s Von Rosenstiel Lecture:
“No Place for Disability: The Origins of Mass Murder in Fantasies of Perfection”

Warren Rosenblum, Professor of History and Chair, Department of History, Politics, International Relations, Webster University.

The panel and lecture are part of the conference “Dis/ability in Germany, Yesterday and Today.” Other events will also take place at the University of Cincinnati’s Max Kade Center (736 Old Chemistry)

Sponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the University of Cincinnati’s Taft Research Center, Von Rosenstiel Fund, and the Departments of History and German.

All events at UC and HHC are open to the public.

Contact hours available to educators by contacting Jodi Elowitz, HHC jelowitz@cincyhhc.org

Information: Katherine Sorrels (UC History) at Katherine.sorrels@uc.edu


September 26, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203 United States
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