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Propaganda slide showing the opportunity cost of feeding a person with a hereditary disease.

Propaganda slide produced by the Reich Propaganda Office showing the opportunity cost of feeding a person with a hereditary disease. The illustration shows that an entire family of healthy Germans can live for one day on the same 5.50 Reichsmarks it costs to support one ill person for the same amount of time. Dated 1936.  

Nazis defined individuals with mental, physical, or social disabilities as “hereditarily ill” and claimed such individuals placed both a genetic and financial burden upon society and the state. 


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Propaganda slide produced by the Reich Propaganda Office showing the opportunity cost of feeding a person with a hereditary disease.

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