Today there are memorial museums at all five locations where people were gassed to death in the context of “Operation T4” in Germany as well as at the Hartheim Memorial in Austria. There are also other former psychological institutions and nursing homes, which were involved in the murder of the sick and disabled between 1940 and 1945.
The memorial museums pay tribute to the victims who were singled out and murdered by the National Socialists , who deemed them “unworthy of life”. In addition to patients and inmates, physically handicapped and mentally ill people, as well as other groups of people, for example concentration camp prisoners, were also murdered in these sites. In particular, the role of the healthcare system and of doctors, psychiatrists, and the nursing staff is presented here. The connections between these murderous actions and the extermination camps in occupied Poland, in whose gas chambers mainly Jews were murdered, is also frequently highlighted.
Inclusive educational offers play an important role at these memorials.
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