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Students at the Berlin School for the Blind examine racial head models

Students at the Berlin School for the Blind examine racial head models

Students at the Berlin School for the Blind examine racial head models circa 1935. Students were taught Gregor Mendel’s principles of inheritance and the purported application of those laws to human heredity and principles of race. During the Third Reich, German born deaf or blind, like those born with mental illnesses or disabilities, were urged to submit to compulsory sterilization as a civic duty. –Blinden-Museum an der Johann-August-Zeune-Schule für Blinde, Berlin

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