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Transport Bus at work in Hartheim

Buses used to transport patients to Hadamar euthanasia center. The windows were painted to prevent people from seeing those inside

Bergen Belsen, Germany, A group photograph of women survivors holding bread loaves, after the liberation, April 1945.

Prev pinner note: Bergen Belsen, Germany, A group photograph of women survivors holding bread loaves, after the liberation, April

Karl Brandt, Hitler's personal physician, headed the T4 euthanasia program. He also became Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation. He was tried as a war criminal and hanged in 1946.

Karl Brandt was Hitler's escort physician and he ran the Aktion Euthanasia Program. He was accused of Human Experimentation and other War Crimes and was convicted at the Nuremberg Doctors Trial and was hanged.

"Euthanasia" nursing staff in 1945. Hadamar Institute at the entrance to the main building.

"Euthanasia" nursing staff in Hadamar Institute (Germany), at the entrance to the main building.

The Grey Buses garage of the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre where the Nazis gassed those they deemed undesirable - the physically and mentally disabled.  The program called T-4 also performed forced sterilizations. The hospital was liberated by the US 2nd Infantry division in early April of 1945 but the last victim died 29 May 1945. In October 1945, the first Hadamar trials were held. In 1947,  a second trial was held  In all more than 10,000 people were killed at Hadamar.

The Grey Buses garage of the Hadamar Euthanasia Centre where the Nazis gassed those they deemed undesirable - the physically and mentally disabled. The program called T-4 also performed forced sterilizations. The hospital was liberated by the US 2nd Infantry division in early April of 1945 but the last victim died 29 May 1945. In October 1945, the first Hadamar trials were held. In 1947, a second trial was held In all more than 10,000 people were killed at Hadamar.

This photo originates from a film produced by the Reich Propaganda Ministry. It shows two doctors in a ward in an unidentified asylum. The existence of the patients in the ward is described as "life only as a burden."  Such propaganda images were intended to develop public sympathy for the Eutanasia Program.  --US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Law for the “Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases”. Propaganda slide featuring two doctors working at an unidentified asylum for the mentally ill. The caption reads, “Life only as a burden.

Voorzitter Jacques Grishaver hoopt dat er, 72 jaar na het einde van de oorlog, toch nog voormalige Auschwitz-bewakers kunnen worden vervolgd. "Er is zeker een mogelijkheid."

A model of Magirus-Deutz gas van used by the Nazis for suffocation at the Chelmno extermination camp; the exhaust fumes were diverted into the sealed rear compartment where the victims were locked in.

Willy Mentz and a death bus 1940  A Gekrat bus which carried the victims to the euthanasia killing sites. The bus is standing in front of the Grafeneck farm house. Mentz is sitting on the mudguard. Looking out of the bus window is probably Hermann Michel.

Willy Mentz and a death bus 1940 A Gekrat bus which carried the victims to the euthanasia killing sites. The bus is standing in front of the Grafeneck farm house. Mentz is sitting on the mudguard. Looking out of the bus window is probably Hermann Michel.

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