Web Activity - Handicapped & Mentally Ill Victims of the Holocaust

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Web Activity - Handicapped & Mentally Ill Victims of the Holocaust

Web Activity - Handicapped & Mentally Ill Victims of the Holocaust

A. Discuss the following:

1. The T-4 program - Students will understand Hitler’s euthanasia program
and the experiments performed by Dr. Mengele.

Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/euthan/index.html

Persons with Mental or Physical Disabilities - Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/people/VictHand.htm

Nazi Euthanasia
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/h-euthanasia.htm

Euthanasia Program 

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005200

2. Zyklon B 

Zyklon B
http://www.nizkor.org/faqs/auschwitz/auschwitz-faq-06.html

Zyklon B
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/Zyklon.html

Zyklon B - Photos
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/h-zyklon.htm

3. Genetic experimentation


The Infamous Medical Experiments
http://isurvived.org/TOC-I.html#I-6_MedExp

Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi Medicinehttp://www.remember.org/educate/medexp.html

4. Experimentation on twins

Mengele's Children: The Twins of Auschwitz
http://history1900s.about.com/od/auschwitz/a/mengeletwins.htm

The Experiments - NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/holocaust/experiside.html
Click on link to "Twins"

Nazi Angel of Death Josef Mengele 'created twin town in Brazil'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/4307262/
Nazi-angel-of-death-Josef-Mengele-created-twin-town-in-Brazil.html

5. Injection of deadly diseases such as typhus into victims 

Nazi Medical Experiments
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005168 

Be sure to see photographs by clicking on "View photographs" to right of image.

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation
(pgs. 82 & 83)
http://books.google.com/books?id=4P04DuPIfAYC&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=nazi+injection+of+typhus&source=bl&
ots=x7LQ29e72z&sig=AlTA7jTQJDZjOJS27ogkJqkki9A&hl=en&ei=
MTzVTf6MEofegQe496DqCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&
ved=0CEYQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=nazi%20injection%20of%20typhus&f=false

6. Sterilization tests


Sterilization
http://history1900s.about.com/od/holocaust/a/sterilization.htm

Medical Experiments at Auschwitz
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/aumed.html

C. Where were victims taken? 

Hartheim Euthanasia Center
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/euthan/hartheim.html

D. Who was Joseph Mengele? 

The Infamous Medical Experiments (Replacement)

http://isurvived.org/TOC-I.html#I-6_MedExp 
Scroll down to links on Dr. Mengele.

E. Who was Dr. Robert Ritter? 

Dr. Robert Ritter: Racial Science and "Gypsies"

http://www.holocaust-trc.org/cf_sinti.htm

F. Investigate the life of Muselman 

Testimony from Holocaust Survivor Joseph Aleksander (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWghvGop3Qg

G. How many people died as a result of medical experiments? 

The Ethics of Using Medical Data from Nazi Experiments

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/naziexp.html

H. How many people were killed as a result of the T-4 program? 

Nazi Euthanasia
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/h-euthanasia.htm

14 [F] 13
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/euthan/14f13.html


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