Bishop Theophil Wurm Complains About T-4 Euthanasia Program Hot

Bishop Theophil Wurm Complains About T-4 Euthanasia Program

Bishop Theophil Wurm

Bishop Theophil Wurm of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg writes a second letter to Wilhelm Frick, Reich Minister of Interior, complaining about the T4 euthanasia program.

Bishop Wurm says:

"On July 19th I sent you a letter about the systematic extermination of lunatics, feeble-minded and epileptic persons. Since then this practice has reached tremendous proportions: recently the inmates of old-age homes have also been included.

The basis for this practice seems to be that in an efficient nation there should be no room for weak and frail people.

It is evident from the many reports which we are receiving that the people's feelings are being badly hurt by the measures ordered and that the feeling of legal insecurity is spreading which is regrettable from the point of view of national and state interest."

Wurm doesn't argue that it's immoral to kill people because they are feeble-minded, but rather he argues that it's wrong because it hurts the feelings of others and makes them feel less secure.

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