Category: Lives devoid of value

Citation on Binding and Hoche in “From Genesis to Genocide” by Stephan Chorover.

The year 1920 also marks the opening in Germany of an explicit discussion of the intentional killing of patients deemed unworthy to live, in a book called The Release and Destruction of Lives Devoid of Value.  Its authors, Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche, were distinguished scholars, a jurist and a psychiatrist, respectively.  Almost four years […]