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Ripui B'Hareg

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Politics & Government
  • Director:Nitzan Aviram

Synopsis

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and inspired by New York psychologist Robert Jay Lifton's book , this documentary by Israeli director Nitzan Aviram begins with Hitler's 1939 euthanasia order, explores early Nazi euthanasia experiments, the writing of false causes of death certificates, forced sterilization by the Nazis, and various justifications and rationalizations by the German medical establishment. Although public pressure closed euthanasia centers, this groundwork set up efficient and...more

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