The Gradual Increase of Nazi Persecution of the Disabled

  • 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. This showed persecution to the disabled because after Hitler became the chancellor of Germany the disabled were treated very poorly.
  • Burning of "Un-German Books"

    Basically, what happened in this event is Hitler ordered all of the Nazis to burn all of the books, almost, because the only books considered to be okay were ones that were pro-nazi. Any book that was Anti-Nazi, Un-German, or published by a Jew were burned. This also showed persecution because if the books were made by disabled people they would burn them too.
  • Sterilization Law

    They don’t want people that have physical or mental disabilities to have babies. This showed persecution by not letting disabled people to have babies
  • Hitler Becomes Fuhrer

    President Paul von died. Hitler became president. Hitler got rid of the office and declared himself as the dictator. Hitler could do whatever he wanted to do. This showed persecution because hitler could do anything he wanted to disabled people.
  • Mandatory Military Service

    When a military needs people to fight in a war, but there aren't enough volunteers, sometimes they'll begin conscription, which is a law that says if you are able to fight, you have to fight. Also called the draft, conscription legally requires people to join the army, with penalties if they don't. This shows persecution because if disabled people weren't able to fight they still had to.
  • Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor

    Jewish people could not marry non Jews. It was illegal for couples to be of mixed race. This showed persecution also because disabled people couldn't marry who they wanted
  • Euthanasia Decree

    The Euthanasia Decree, also called the T-4 program, was sent out by Dr. Philipp Bouhler to all doctors and physicians to report any child under the age of three and kill them. The entire premise of this law was to rid the Aryan race of any “financial or genetic” burdens in German society. This showed persecution because they didn't want any disabled people and they wanted to make the Auran race and that didn't include disabled people.
  • First Prisoner Arrives at Auschwitz

    In june 1940 all Christan and Jewish people were put into concentration camps and most of them went to the most popular camp of all Auschwitz and were imprisoned for years and tested on and killed. This showed persecution to the disabled because they got sent to a concentration camp and got tested on and killed.
  • Alfred Wodl

    Alfred was mentally disabled and couldn’t do much things by himself and he was transferred to a childrens ward and was killed by nazi officals there.
  • U.S Enters WW2

    World War 2 was caused because of World War 1. Germany was blamed for World War 1, and they had to pay lots of money, which started World War 2, but then Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, so the U.S joined. This showed persecution to the disabled because the war continued
  • Announcement of Death Penalty for Aiding Jews

    What the law does is it tells people if they help jews or if they were caught hiding. This shows persecution by saying that if someone was caught helping hide a jew or disabled person they would be killed.