Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Nazi Euthanasia Program

  • Wilhelm Werner’s life unworthy of life: a voice from the Nazi Euthanasia Program

    Erika Silvestri Berlin, Germany   Der Siegeszug der Sterelation, Wilhelm Werner, © Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg, Inv. Nr. 8083 (2008) fol. 25. Source The medical-scientific sector was among the first to adhere to National Socialism: in 1933, nine doctors sat in Parliament in the ranks of the party.1 After a century of scientific dynamism and in…

  • The journey into the blue

    Annette Tuffs Heidelberg, Germany   Alfred Doblin. Copyright S. Fischer Verlag “And when I came back – I did not return. You are never the same person you were, when you left.” Thus wrote Alfred Döblin (1878–1957) in 1946, in the newspaper Badische Zeitung in Freiburg,1 a few months after ending his forced absence of…