Germany's State Health Council Urges Passing of Eugenics in the Service of Public Welfare Hot

Germany's State Health Council Urges Passing of Eugenics in the Service of Public Welfare

Logo of the Second International Congress of Eugenics, 1921
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

Political History
Countries

In Germany, the Prussian State Health Council recommends passage of a law entitled "Eugenics in the service of public welfare." This law calls for the voluntary sterilization "for the prevention of progeny with hereditary defects" in cases of "congenital mental defects, schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis, hereditary epilepsy ... and severe alcoholism."

In 1933, Germany's Nazi government will pass a law calling for compulsory sterilization of the same people.

Video

War on the Weak: Eugenics in America

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Béziers, France Becomes One of First Targets of Albigensian Crusade
Pope Clement XIV Dissolves the Jesuits
Death of Freethinker Robert Green Ingersoll, Advocate of Secularism & Religious Skepticism
Emperor Diocletian Appoints Maximian as Caesar & Co-Ruler
Georgia Rep. William Upshaw Introduces Anti-Evolution Bill in U.S. Congress