Presentation on theme: "“This congenitally ill patient costs the National Community 60,000 marks per year. Comrade, that’s your money too.” (Nazi poster, 1937)"— Presentation transcript:
“This congenitally ill patient costs the National Community 60,000 marks per year. Comrade, that’s your money too.” (Nazi poster, 1937)
In the film “I Accuse” (1941), Professor Heyt consoles his incurably ill wife before giving her a morphine overdose. Over 70,000 patients were murdered in the T4 euthanasia program ordered by Hitler in 1939-41.
Gas chamber in the cellar of the Bernburg psychiatric hospital, where 8,601 patients were murdered in 1940/41
Occupation zones for Germany, Austria, & Berlin: Poland annexed Danzig (now Gdansk)
THE REVIVAL OF POSTWAR GERMANY 1945: The Allies permit the old SPD and KPD to revive, and a new “Christian Democratic Union” emerges. 1947: The Marshall Plan aids recovery. June 1948: The Currency Reform in the British and American Zones; price controls are abolished. 1949: Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) under Konrad Adenauer and the Communist German Democratic Republic. 1950: Adenauer endorses a “Common Market” with Western Europe and German rearmament. March 1, 1953: The death of Stalin (the narrative present for THE TIN DRUM). 1955: West Germany joins NATO.