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  •  Prior to 1994, Nazi Germany was just about (7+ / 0-)

    the only place you could be considered autistic without a childhood language delay.

    They wanted to be sure they got rid of everyone who might be able to pass it on, I suspect, and one symptom missing was 'close enough'.

    So some kids in the early 1990s were denied educational services for lacking a single symptom of something they could have been killed for back in the 1940s.


    I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that a few of the techniques for quick mass murder that were later used in the death camps were first 'tried out' against the disabled. It was quite possibly that which made the fast-extermination aspects of the Shoah bureaucratically and technically feasible in the eyes of the German government.

    Researching how everything unfolded is a tangled mess where you can't just talk about what happened to one target group, because others were in the same places and the treatment disparities shed light on an issue or the actions against one group led to the actions against another or that minor functionary in the goverment standing as an observer early on turned into a major horror in his own right later on. It's a huge tangle of condensed inhumane Wrong.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 06:44:47 PM PST

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