Autism doctor Hans Asperger ‘willingly became a cog in the Nazi killing machine' and sent kids to their deaths
8 monthes ago - By National Post
The pioneering Austrian paediatrician whose name came to describe patients with Asperger's syndrome was in fact a Nazi collaborator who sent children to their deaths, new research reveals.
Hans Asperger has for decades been regarded as a hero in the field of autism treatment and research and been said to have shielded his young patients from the menace of Hitler's occupation.
But analysis of a crucial set of documents, which were previously assumed destroyed, shows he not only collaborated with the Nazis but “actively contributed” to their eugenics program.
In this Dec. 5, 1931 file photo...
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Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
8 monthes ago - By NY Times
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says.
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