The Gas Chambers

May 26, 2012 | In: World War II


A we all know, the Nazis were and are not notorious not only because of their military strategies or the way their leader managed to conquer Europe. When we hear about Nazi Germany, the first thing that passes through our mind is the immense number of people killed based only on ethnic reasons.

Let’s start with the fact that Adolf Hitler strongly believed that many people didn’t deserve to die. That’s the main thought that made this treacherous ruler what he remains in our memory.

The Nazi Euthanasia began as a program through which life unworthy of life, meaning people who Hitler believed did not deserve to live, were killed. It started with the mass murder of very young children who presented signs of retardation or physical deformation. Hitler didn’t want food to go to these unworthy of life beings, while soldiers fought his war.

After the killing of young children, Hitler’s officers and medical experts turned their heads towards other categories of people who they thought were not worthy of living.

Hitler stated, in 1939, that “persons who, according to human judgment, are incurable can, upon a most careful diagnosis of their condition of sickness, be accorded a mercy death.”

Soon after, being convinced that the euthanasia program is a success, Hitler began to kill people that didn’t have any physical problems, but were not of German blood, including Jews, Negroes and Gypsies.

The horrors didn’t stop there: after acknowledging the fact that inspecting and killing one man at a time, the Nazis invented a way through which hundreds of people could be killed with as little costs possible. Thus, the gruesome gas chambers appeared…

 


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