Workshops for School Groups

Black-and-white photograph of Martin Bader

Martin Bader was murdered in the killing center at Grafeneck in 1940; the picture was taken in the early 1930s© Helmut Bader

Please note: This program was available only for the duration of the exhibition and can no longer be booked!

Around 400,000 men and women were forcibly sterilized in the Nazi period. They were the victims of a Nazi eugenics policy that deemed them "unworthy to reproduce." In Germany and Austria alone, more than 200,000 handicapped, mentally ill and socially undesirable persons were used for medical experiments or gassed to death in the killing centers set up in sanatoriums and nursing homes. According to Nazi criteria, these people-who including many infants, children and youths-were unfit to live.

Our educational programs introduce students to the international eugenics debates in the years of the Weimar Republic and its radical implementation under the National Socialists. In a concluding discussion, the workshop attempts to tie these issues into current ethical and political debates.

Workshops for School Groups
Grade 9 and Above

When: by appointment
Price: 3 euros per school student,
accompanying adults are admitted for freet
Length: about 2.5 hours
Groups can consist of between 10 and a maximum of 30 individuals.

Information and registration

Tel. +49 (0)30 25 99 33 05
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 99 34 12

Deadly Medicine
Creating the
Master Race

13 March to 19 July 2009
Jewish Museum Berlin