From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” With the help of physicians and medically-trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that began with the mass sterilization of “genetically diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.
To relate this history, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has assembled high quality scans of artifacts and documents, photographs, and historic film footage for a traveling exhibition: Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.
The exhibit will be housed at the Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson between Friday, January 18 and Sunday, March 31.
Free and open to the public, it may be viewed Sundays through Thursdays, 7:00am to 9:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00am to 7:00pm.
An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, with guest speakers and light refreshments. See details below.
- LOCATION: Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), Tucson Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
- DATE: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
- TIME: 4:00pm
- COST: Free
- NOTES: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6:00am-9:00pm in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.