Video about the euthanasia program in nazi germany project by allie judge, brigette schuman, kelly taylor, alexis mathers, and alee campbell. T-4 euthanasia program personnel at a social gathering by the late 1930s, the regional health departments and administrators of the psychiatric institutions had been completely taken over by party officials who used their political affiliation to browbeat those who remained non-political. In october 1939, hitler himself initiated a decree which empowered physicians to grant a “mercy death” to “patients considered incurable according to the best available human judgment of their state of health” the intent of the socalled “euthanasia” program, however, was not to relieve the suffering of the chronically ill.
T4 program, also called t4 euthanasia program, nazi german effort—framed as a euthanasia program—to kill incurably ill, physically or mentally disabled, emotionally distraught, and elderly people. The shorter oxford english dictionary defines euthanasia as “the action of inducing a quiet and easy death”this grant of a “mercy death” may occur with the consent of the individual concerned, is then termed “voluntary” “euthanasia” and was the meaning originally given to the word.
The euthanasia program was nazi germany's first program of mass murder it predated the genocide of european jewry (the holocaust ) by approximately two years the program was one of many radical eugenic measures which aimed to restore the racial integrity of the german nation.
In fact, public opposition to the program was so strong in germany that hitler ordered the end of the first phase of the euthanasia program in august 1941 by contrast, the genocide of european jewry is not well documented.
The program was even illegal—and yet the euthanasia practitioners seemed to have no moral, religious, or legal doubts about what they were doing 2/2 shoah resource center, the international school for holocaust studies. I have been asked the question: why do you think the german euthanasia program happened during world war ii, but not the holocaust this article will show that the evidence for the german euthanasia program is overwhelming, while the evidence to support the holocaust story is severely lacking.
T4 program: t4 program, nazi german effort—framed as a euthanasia program—to kill incurably ill, physically or mentally disabled, emotionally distraught, and elderly people adolf hitler initiated the program in 1939 it was officially discontinued in 1941, but killings continued covertly until the defeat of germany in 1945.
The euthanasia program was eventually headed by an ss man named christian wirth, a notorious brute with the nickname 'the savage christian' at brandenburg, a former prison was converted into a killing center where the first nazi experimental gassings took place. Before killing hundreds of thousands in concentration camps, a “euthanasia” program was enacted “which targeted for systematic killing mentally and physically disabled patients living in institutional settings in germany and german-annexed territories” (united states holocaust memorial museum, 2011.