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Joyce Hay collection

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    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.”
    inclusive:  1940 June 19-1940 July 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Jeff and Joyce Hay

    Physical Details

    German English
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Joyce Hay collection is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Jeff and Joyce Hay donated the Joyce Hay collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:37:51
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