This poster (posted circa 1938) reads: "60,000 Reichsmarks is what this person suffering from a hereditary disease costs the People's community during his lifetime. Comrade, that is your money too." Read '[A] New People', the monthly magazine of the Bureau for Race Politics of the NSDAP."
Gas chamber at the Sonnenstein Euthanasia Clinic in East Germany. In 1940 & 1941, the facility was used by the Nazis to exterminate around 15,000 people. The majority of victims were suffering from psychological disorders & mental retardation, and included inmates from concentration camps. The institute was set up as part of a centrally coordinated & largely secret program called Action T4 for the "elimination of life unworthy of life" or the killing of "dead weight existences."
Gustav Wagner was an SS-Oberscharführer from Vienna, Austria that was the deputy commander of Sobibor .Known as “The Beast” and “Wolf” for his extreme brutality. He was a mass murderer. In May 1940, Wagner first participated in the Third Reich’s Action T4 euthanasia program. Action T4 was the name for the Nazis law in which physicians killed thousands of people who were “judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination.” In March of 1942, Wagner was sent to the Sobibor extermination…
The first adults with disabilities to be killed on a mass scale by the Nazi regime were not Germans, but Poles. The SS cleared the hospitals and mental asylums of a region of Poland incorporated into Germany and earmarked for resettlement. In the Danzigarea, some 7,000 Polish inmates of various institutions were shot, while 10,000 were killed in the Gdynia area. SS-Gruppenführer Leonardo Conti
The Grey Buses garage of the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre where the Nazis gassed those they deemed undesirable - the physically and mentally disabled. The program called T-4 also performed forced sterilizations. The hospital was liberated by the US 2nd Infantry division in early April of 1945 but the last victim died 29 May 1945. In October 1945, the first Hadamar trials were held. In 1947, a second trial was held In all more than 10,000 people were killed at Hadamar.