There were posters:

nazi3This one designed to show that “inferior traits”
are passed on to future generations more quickly and easily
than more “highly valued traits”.

nazi1and this one that declares that 60,000 Reich marks
is what this person suffering from hereditary defects
costs the community during his lifetime.
“Comrade, that is your money, too” it warns.

nazi6Then there’s this one
maintaining that the cost of feeding one person
with a hereditary disease for one day
is the same cost to feed an entire family of healthy Germans.

There were also films:

Opfer der Vergangenheit, 1937

And this, a quote from the documentary I was watching
when The Big Idea came to call.
(I can’t find the video outside of the documentary.)

“The German people are unaware
of the true extent of all this misery.
They are unaware of the depressing atmosphere
in these places in which thousands of
gibbering idiots
must be fed and nursed.
They are inferior to any animal.
Can we burden future generations with such an inheritance?”

. . . all designed with one purpose in mind:
sell the public on the idea of
murdering those who are not deemed perfect.

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This must not happen again.
Won’t you become part of
The 70273 Project and help us commemorate
those with disabilities who were murdered,
celebrate those with special needs who live among us today,
and educate all who will listen so we can make sure
this never, ever happens again?

Places to gather around  The 70273 Project water cooler:

Subscribe to the blog (where all information is shared).

Join the English-speaking Facebook group – our e-campfire –
where you can talk to other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Join the French-speaking Facebook group – our other e-campfire –
where you can chat with other members of The 70273 Project Tribe.

Like the Facebook page where you can check in for frequent updates.

Follow the pinterest board for visual information.

Post using #the70273project on Instagram.
(Please tag me, too, @whollyjeanne, so I don’t miss anything.)

And if you haven’t yet made some blocks,
perhaps you’d like to put some cloth in your hands and join us.

Or maybe you’d like to gather friends and family,
colleagues or students,
club or guild members, etc. together and make a group quilt.