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Lantern slide used for eugenic studies

Object | Accession Number: 1989.310.8.3

Racial slide used for eugenic studies: German Types: Jewish Originally in the holdings of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. Transferred to the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Muenster in 1952 by founding director and former Wilhelm Institute director, Dr. Otmar Von Verschuer. Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Dr. Irmgard Nippert, an employee of the Institute in Muenster. Image of Jewish student from Germany.
These slides are from the holdings of the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. This institute for anthropology and genetics was one of many centers for eugenics during the Third Reich. Aside from ordering sterilizations and other eugenic "procedures," medical experiments originating in euthanasia killing centers and concentration camps were also evaluated at the Institute. Such names as Von Verschuer, Fischer and Mengele are associated with the Institute.
These slides were probably used for teaching purposes. A detailed handwritten log, written by Von Verschuer, among others, accompanies them. The slides contain information used to back up so-called eugenic and racial theories prevalent during the Third Reich.

Object Type
Lantern slides (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irmgard Nippert United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of Muenster
Record last modified: 2023-06-14 07:08:01
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