"From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to 'cleanse' German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s health. Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that began with the mass sterilization of 'genetically diseased' persons."
A short film from the USHMM about life inside Nazi Germany to give reference and background to this time period.
This file contains multiple activities for teachers and students on the early Nazi eugenics program (1919-1933). Instructions, materials, and resource links are included. Teachers may choose to use one activity or more, depending on the scope of their lesson goals and objectives.
Answers Research Journal 6 (2013):71–77.
"German and American Eugenics in the pre-World War 1 Era"
Danae M. McGregor, Ten Patrick Henry Circle, Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia 20132