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Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum bed

Object | Accession Number: 1990.36.29

The Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum, which is where this bed was used, was one of many hospitals in Nazi Germany that participated in the murder of the physically and the psychologically handicapped patients, which began as a movement ordered by Hitler to rid the country of these disabled persons. By WWII, approximately 1000-1100 patients were held in Sachsenberg.

Date
approximately 1900-1925
Geography
use : Sachsenberg Psychiatric Asylum; Schwerin (Germany)
Classification
Furnishings and Furniture
Category
Furniture
Object Type
Hospital beds (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Medizin und Pharmaziehistoriches Museum Wismar
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:27
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