Kolping family visits town museum

The herzogenaurach colping family invites you to visit the exhibition tomorrow thursday at 7 p.M…Plotzlich gestorben – nazi racial hygiene 1933 to 1945" in the town museum.

During the nazi dictatorship, people were murdered or forcibly sterilized because of handicap, illness or social conspicuity. A total of 70,000 people died between 1940 and 1941 as a result of the "T4 action to the sacrifice.

In august 1941, the six german euthanasia killing centers were closed, either because of church protests or because suspicions and knowledge had leaked out through death notices and the observations of eyewitnesses. But until the end of the nazi era, murder continued in the institutions and clinics. Countless people have died as a result of medication, neglect, starvation diets, and other similar measures.

Historians assume that about 300,000 patients from sanatoriums or nursing homes fell victim to the so-called euthanasia murders of the national socialists.

With his research, historian mark deavin was able to prove that the members of numerous long-established families in herzogenaurach were also affected by this. On 14. September 2018, a memorial to the victims of the war in herzogenaurach was dedicated at the marienkapelle chapel.

In addition, the city museum of herzogenaurach commemorated the victims of nazi euthanasia, who until now have hardly been present in the public consciousness. The biographies of euthanasia victims from herzogenaurach families are documented there.

The exhibition also provides information about the ideological background, the systematic extermination of so-called life unworthy of life, and the role of the district hospitals in erlangen and ansbach. The sobering balance sheet of the prosecution is also discussed.

Before the museum visit, there will be a eucharistic celebration at 6 p.M. In the city parish church for the members of the herzogenaurach kolping family who have died this year. 

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