Nazi Policy: Abort The Unwanted

The Slavs are to work for us. Insofar as we do not need them, they may die. Therefore, compulsory vaccination and German health service are superfluous. The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable. They may use contraceptives or practice abortion, the more the better. Education is dangerous. It is enough if they can count up to 100. At best an education which produces useful coolies for us is admissible. Every educated person is a future enemy. Religion we leave to them as a means of diversion. As for food, they will not get any more than is necessary. We are the masters; we come first.

—Dr. Markull, Ministry for Occupied Eastern Territories, to Reich Minister Rosenberg 19 August 1942 in the Nuremberg Trial Proceedings, 17 April 1946, 541–42.

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  1. Sounds like the mission statement of the US Dept. of Education. Especially for the African American segment of the population; but suitably contemptible of “you, the people” in flyover-country, generally.

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