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Copy of an original letter signed by Adolf Hitler authorizing the T4 (Euthanasia) program.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 67072

Copy of an original letter signed by Adolf Hitler authorizing the T4 (Euthanasia) program.

The text of the letter states that "Reichsleiter [Philipp] Bouhler and Dr. med. [Karl] Brandt are charged with responsibility to broaden the authority of certain doctors to the extent that [persons] suffering from illnesses judged to be incurable may, after a humane, most careful assessment of their condition, be granted a mercy death. [signed] Adolf Hitler."

Date
1939 September 01
Variant Locale
Berlin-Buckow
Berlin-Mariendorf
Berlin-Ochstumsand
Berlin-Ploetzensee
Berlin-Reinickendorf
Berlin-Tempelhof
Berlin-Wannsee
Berlin-Schlachtensee
Berlin-Duppel
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2014-01-23 00:00:00
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