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The tag 'Mengele' is associated with 6 posts.

Dangerous Step on the Slippery Slope

For decades, we have pointed out the documented fact that Nazi eugenics and euthanasia policy was viewed favorably by powerful interests in the United States. The Nazi T-4 euthanasia program spawned their broader extermination programs, with many of the death camp killers having been trained in the “mercy killing” program. Now, a Belgian dementia patient has been killed without his formal consent, with his family having requested–and obtained–his termination. Will this be a harbinger of future health care for Americans who cannot afford proper medical care?


FTR #908 Easy “E’s”: Eugenics, Euthanasia and Extermination (A Message from the Past to the Future)

With technological advances leading some analysts to conclude that the future will feature a largely “employment-free” world, the concept of a “universal basic income” has taken hold in some circles. Concluding that all people will be given a “workable” sum with which to live, adherents of the concept envision a quasi-utopian world. We fear the development of something far more dystopic.

With the continued popularity of the austerity agenda, despite strong evidence that it is counter-productive, we fear that a largely “employment-free” environment will lead to the elimination of human beings seen as “superfluous.” With physician-assisted suicide legislation gaining in many places, at the same time as the austerity agenda continues to be popular in elite economic and social planning circles, we should be on the alert for lethal, and altogether “final” solutions to the problem of large numbers of economically displaced people. The Third Reich’s extermination programs have been popularly viewed as aberration, an occurrence that was separate from “normal” political and historical events. This is not the case.

Murderous Nazi racial and social policy were the outgrowth of mainstream intellectual trends that are very much with us today. At the epicenter of the intellectual nexus underpinning the Nazi extermination programs are the overlapping international eugenics and international hygiene movements.

Program Highlights Include: The role of the Nazi euthanasia programs in training the hardened killers used at the extermination centers; the role of the Rockefeller Foundation in funding the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s eugenics programs; the role of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the genesis of the Nazi T-4 euthanasia program and the subsequent extermination programs of the Third Reich; the extensive official secrecy that shrouded the euthanasia programs from public view.


The Underground Reich and the Max Planck Institute

We have discussed the Max Planck institute in past posts and programs. Originally named the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, it was a major epicenter of Nazi science. In the 1950 Madrid circular letter crafted by the Nazi government in exile, we find reinforcing argument that the Max Planck Institute remained an epicenter for scientific and technological development for the Underground Reich.


Snowden’s Ride, Part 12: The Gruppenhobbit, the Deep Fifth Column and the Underground Reich

In this post, we examine the circumstances, personal history and political and professional antecedents of Alex Karp (pictured at right), the CEO of Palantir, whom we nickname “The Gruppenhobbit.” The dominant influence on Karp is the famous philosopher Juergen Habermas, an ostensible leftist whose intellectual antecedents are Nazi. The young Habermas was in the Hitler Youth and the Wehrmacht. Habermas was director of the Max Planck Institute for 12 years. That institution was the renamed Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, a fount of Nazi science and the epicenter of Josef Mengele’s Auschwitz research.


Is there a Doctor in the Haus? (“Paging Dr. Mengele”)

“Angel of Death” Josef Mengele, known for his work at Auschwitz, found postwar success working for the Paraguayan Army Medical Corps. When the U.S. began experimenting with chemical agents for use in Vietnam, Mengele successfully treated soldiers accidentally sprayed with toxins.


FTR #664 More Fun With Science, Part 6

Nazi medical experiments perpetuated in the postwar period? Josef Mengele’s Auschwitz crimes conducted with prestigious academic interests that received Rockefeller funding.