Useless Eaters – Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany

“We don’t always learn lessons from history – many of the same mistakes are repeated from some of our world’s worst horrors. This slide presentation and interview is deeply moving, adding a ‘face’ to the dangers of euthanasia.  There are even laws in Oregon, Washington, and in the Netherlands that legalize physician-assisted suicide.”

– Joni Eareckson Tada

The methods used for mass extermination in the Nazi death camps originated and were perfected in earlier use against people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Developed from the article by Dr. Mark Mostert, this website describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II.

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The Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends aggressively promotes life, human dignity and the value of all individuals – despite their disabling condition–from a biblical perspective through the Beyond Suffering course.

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