VISIT THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION
The "Science" of Race (4th floor): eleven eugenics books; slides used to depict racial types and physical deformities; anthropologists' tools for measuring skulls and noses from Ulm, Germany
The Murder of the Handicapped (4th floor); body, hand, and wrist restraints and leather gloves used in the Bernburg Psychiatric Hospital in Germany; a hospital bed and blanket, doctor's coat, syringes, and other medical instruments used in the Psychiatric Asylum and Hospital in Schwerin, Germany
The Killers (2nd floor): photos of medical trials on video monitor.
The Library has prepared an annotated bibliography on handicapped victims of the Holocaust. For additional information, search the Library's online catalog for additional works on this subject. It is recommended that you use the following Library of Congress Subject Headings to make your search more precise: Euthanasia-Germany-History.
A number of documents relate to forced sterilizations.
See the Museum's online Collection Search for more information.
ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVES
Audiotape of the sister of a euthanasia victim. Videotape of an individual rescued by his mother. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photographs depicting mentally and physically disabled persons and their fate in numerous euthanasia facilities during the Third Reich.
Samples of such photographs that are in the public domain are available on the Museum's website. To view the entire collection, please make an appointment by calling (202) 488-6111.