Hidden Holocaust: Aktion T4
The planned extermination of the disabled and ill

Aktion T4 was the name used for Nazi Germany’s euthanasia programme of  its own citizens who suffered from mental or physical disabilities, under which doctors murdered thousands of people who were judged incurable  “by critical medical examination”. All those unable to serve the Reich in the capacities of military duty, industrial manufacturing or the reproduction of children for future armies were considered a burden to the state and a drain on resources.

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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.