If the case of "Child K" actually took place in March 1938, for which there is some evidence, then the case can at best be described as an impetus for the euthanasia of children in Germany and not as its specific cause or trigger.According to the testimony of the participants, the request on led to a meeting of the parents of the child with the director of the University Children's Hospital, Leipzig, Werner Catel, about the chances of survival of her malformed child.This form of eugenics was eventually the basis of the National Socialist genetic health policy which was elevated to the rank of state doctrine.
This notion claimed to have natural law on its side.These requests were especially tragic, because under existing laws a doctor was not allowed to take such wishes into account.Because the department, as we were reminded again and again, was under Hitler's orders to deal on precisely with such cases that could not be resolved legally, Dr.[...] If, nevertheless, it turns out that the newborn baby is a weak and misbegotten child, the medical council, which decides on citizenship for the community, should prepare a gentle death for it, say, using a little dose of morphine [...] ".In 1935 Hitler also announced at the Nuremberg Nazi Party to the Reich Medical Leader Gerhard Wagner that he should aim to "eliminate the incurably insane", at the latest, in the event of a future war." The elimination of "undesirable elements" was implemented under the term "euthanasia" at the beginning of the Second World War.
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This children's hospital was directly connected to the University Children's Hospital of Leipzig and its director, Werner Catel.The previously accepted statements by members of Hitler's Chancellery (Kd F) in the scientific literature postwar are thus open to question.According to Catel's own statement, he held that the release of the child by an early death was the best solution for everyone involved.But because actively assisting death was still punishable under the Third Reich, Catel advised the parents to submit an appropriate request to Hitler via his private chancellery.In doing so, he was able to draw upon scientific argument that transferred the Darwinian theory of natural selection to human beings and, through the concept of racial hygiene, formulated the "Utopia" of "human selection" as propounded by Alfred Ploetz, the founder of German racial hygiene.
As early as 1895, he demanded that human offspring should not: " be left to the chance encounter of a drunken moment.
A precise dating of the events surrounding the case of "Child K" is (as at 2008) not possible on the basis of the statements.
It is conceivable that the period beginning in 1938 (for carrying out the said killing) until early/mid-1939 (for the start of concrete planning phase) is realistic.
Petitions from parents of disabled children to the Hitler's Chancellery (KDF) asked for their children to be given "mercy killing" were used as a justifiable excuse and to demonstrate external demand.
The Nazi euthanasia killings may be broadly divided into the following phases: The immediate occasion for the beginning of the organized euthanasia of children is considered in the literature to be the so-called case of "Child K".