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
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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.

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