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Well, not only did Hitler want every Jew dead…

Just as Hitler had been planning for years to enslave the Poles and kill the Jews, he had been planning to murder every German with a disability…As early as 1929 he had publicly proposed that 700,000 of the “weakest” Germans be “removed” per year. Before the war, the outcry over such actions would have been deafening. But now, with everyone’s attention on the war, this domestic nightmare could begin; the fog of war would cover a multitude of sins at home too,

Preparations for the T-4 euthanasia program had been under way for years. Now they hit the ground running. In August 1939 every doctor and midwife was notified that they must register all children born with genetic defects–retroactive to 1936. In September, when the war began, the killing of these “defectives” began.

In the next few years five thousand small children were killed. It wasn’t until later that fall that attention was formally focused on the other “incurables.”

Incredible! This was the society that Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived in!

(Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, 354).

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