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Joyce Hay collection

Document | Accession Number: 2019.346.1

Contains a carbon copy of a letter, dated June 19, 1940 to “Minister Lammers” in Berlin [Hans Heinrich Lammers, head of Nazi chancellory] from the Archbishop of Freiburg and the Vicar of Rottenburg, Germany stating they have been informed that “mentally ill” are being euthanized and they request that this “procedure which is forbidden through Christian law” be stopped. Also includes a carbon copy of a letter, dated July 19, 1940 to Wilhelm Frick from Theophil Wurm, head of the protestant church in Germany and opponent of the Nazi party, in Stuttgart, in which Wurm states local population around Schloss Grafeneck [Nazi killing center] are aware of the hundreds of patients arriving and likely being euthanized and his strong opposition to “death through human intervention.”

Date
inclusive:  1940 June 19-1940 July 19
Language
German
English
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Jeff and Joyce Hay
 
Record last modified: 2020-10-22 12:48:27
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