DEADLY MEDICINE: CREATING THE MASTER RACE
From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.
July 25, 2012 through October 14, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The National WWII Museum in partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine
October 25, 2012 through January 6, 2013
University Libraries, University of South Dakota
January 18, 2013 through March 31, 2013
Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona