Nazi film shows Mentally afflicted men, women, and children in German mental institutions, and presents costs for their care.
Germany Date:1934 Duration:11 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A Nazi film released before World War 2 examines hereditary diseases in German citizens, and the costs for caring for such patients. Mentally afflicted and deranged adults and children are shown in German medical institutions. Mentally retarded patients are shown in a disparaging way. Close views of epileptic and schizophrenic cases. Various individual and family cases are shown attempting to focus on hereditary causes for the afflictions. Physically deformed patients. Statistics are shown on the cost to German society of supporting the mentally and physically handicapped German citizens. Sterilization and possible euthanasia suggested (later enacted as part of the Nazi program known as Action T4). End of clip shows NSDAP ideal scenes of healthy Aryan German young men working in a field, and group of happy young German children smiling.
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