March 5 - October 31, 2010
"You Are Sharing the Load! A Hereditarily Ill Person Costs 50,000 Reichsmarks on Average up to the Age of Sixty," reproduced in a high school biology textbook by Jakob Graf. The image illustrates Nazi propaganda on the need to prevent births of the "unfit." Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library is pleased to host an exhibit on loan from the Holocaust Museum Houston. Medical Ethics and the Holocaust: How Healing Becomes Killing: Eugenics, Euthanasia, and Extermination was originally on display from September 7, 2007 through February 3, 2008. This is the first time it has been shown outside the Holocaust Museum Houston.
This HMH-curated exhibition provides historical documentation of the role played by scientists, physicians and government officials and describes activities at the killing centers of Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hartheim, Sonnenstein, Bernburg and Hadamar. It is a self-guided tour that takes approximately 20-30 minutes to see.
The HAM-TMC Library will present, in conjunction with the exhibition, a program including experts representing the fields of history, medicine, and ethics. The program is listed at the Calendar of Events.
page updated on 11/02/2011