Visit the Museum


Learn about the Holocaust

Research and Collections

Remember Survivors and Victims

Genocide Prevention

Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial

Resources for Academics

Other Museum Websites

Traveling Exhibitions

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race


From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

Where to See This Exhibition

Western Galilee, Israel
The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum

January 4–March 5, 2018
Tulsa, OK
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art 

March 20–May 22, 2018
Aurora, CO
University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities

June 13–August 31, 2018
Maitland, FL
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida

See all Traveling Exhibitions