The gradual increase of Nazi Persecution of the Disabilities

By Makenda
  • Adolf Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany

    In November of 1932, the Nazi party won 33 percent of the vote, which was more than any other party, in the German Election. Due to this, President Paul von Hindenbrug appointed Adolf Hitler, who was the head of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI Party), the new chancellor of Germany
  • Reichstag Fire Decree

    This law was put into place by President von Hindenburg. This law took away freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right for people to assemble. This meant that the government now could control what was being published to citizens of Germany.
  • Burning of “Un-German” Books

    Books were burned in Germany that were anti-Nazi.
  • Sterilization Law

    The law allowed the government to forcibly sterilize people with physical or mental disabilities so they could not have children.
  • Press Censorship Law

    They could only publish information that was positive for the Nazis.
  • Hitler Becomes Fuhrer

    Hitler became the ultimate ruler of Germany.
  • Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor

    This law made it so mixed race couples were illegal.
  • Euthanasia Decree

    Euthanasia Decree or Operation T-4, was an authorization to protect Nazi doctors who euthanizied disabled and mentally ill patients.
  • Germany Invades the Soviet Union

    With this invasion, SS officers began experimenting with Gas vans and killed many disabled people.
  • Alfred Wodl

    Alfred was determined mentally disabled, and he had to move into a psychiatric clinic. Homes were being emptied, and Alfred was not allowed to go home. He was transferred to Spiegelgrund Institution, and was killed while there due to his disability.
  • Mass Murder Begins at Chelmno

    The SS (Schutzstaffel) and police authorities opened the Chelmno killing center.