Life Unworthy of Life – The Euthanasia of the Disabled in Nazi Germany

On 1st September, 1939, Adolf Hitler signed an order authorising the mass murder of German citizens who were identified as physically or mentally disabled. It was the only such authority for enforced euthanasia that Hitler put his name to. The initial target was to be children up to the age of 3. The campaign was … Continue reading Life Unworthy of Life – The Euthanasia of the Disabled in Nazi Germany

Why on Earth Would You Want to Write about Eugenics?

“So what is your next book about?” “Eugenics.” “Eugenics, what’s that?” “Put simply the idea that if you breed good with good you get better.” “Why on earth would you want to write about that?” “Good question!” That is a brief account of a conversation that I had very recently. The person I was talking … Continue reading Why on Earth Would You Want to Write about Eugenics?