Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: the “spring of life”

  • Creating a race of orphans: Lebensborn, the “spring of life”

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden Nazi Germany was a racial state. People of “pure” Aryan or Nordic heritage were believed to have superior physical, intellectual, and moral qualities. People from other ethnic or racial groups were undesirable, and a potential source of “pollution” in an Aryan nation. One of the Reich’s main functions was to eliminate racial…