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Gedenken in Großschweidnitz

TD: Jahrgang 18, Heft 2021, 2, Seite 253–266


Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description

At Landesanstalt (State Psychiatry) Großschweidnitz, between 1939 and 1945 more than 5,500 mentally ill and mentally disabled people became victims of the National Socialist murders of ill people. Only a few of all the involved doctors and nurses were brought up before court. These NS murders of ill people were never discussed, over decades there was silence about these crimes. The article sketches the first attempts of accounting in the GDR and sheds light on the current work of the association Gedenkstätte Großschweidnitz, which wants Großschweidnitz to become a place of commemoration and education.