Series: Deadly Medicine
From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany tried to create a pure "Aryan" race. To accomplish this, the regime planned to "cleanse" German society of people viewed as biological threats. It sought answers in the pseudoscience of eugenics. How and why did Nazi Germany embrace eugenics? What role did medical professionals play in this plan? How did postwar justice and the field of medical ethics respond to the Nazi regime's ideologies and policies? Browse a series of articles to learn more.