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July 15th – September 4th 2014
Admission and parking free and open to the public
Sunday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive - Ground Floor
Hawthorne, NY  10532


Watch additional events centered around the exhibit: Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

♦  August 25, 2014 - Author Event - 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany presented by the author, Steven Pressman. View the video

♦  August 19, 2014 - Author Event - The Holocaust, the Church and the Law of Unintended Consequences presented by the author, Anthony J. Sciolino. View the video

♦  August 3, 2014 - Eugenics, the Holocaust, and Their Implications for Medical Ethics in the Midst of a War on Terror a presentation by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., Chancellor and CEO, NYMC View the video

♦  August 3, 2014 - Eugenics, the Holocaust, and Their Implications for Medical Ethics in the Midst of a War on Terror - a panel discussion following presentation. View the video

Background:
From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

Produced by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this exhibit has been made possible by The Lerner Foundation and Eric F. and Lore Ross, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

To schedule a private group tour contact: 914-594-4200

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