On View

September 4 – January 16, 2012

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race shows how the Nazi regime aimed to change the genetic makeup of the population through measures known as “racial hygiene” or “eugenics,” and the role that scientists in the biomedical fields played in legitimizing these policies. When Nazi racial hygiene was implemented, the categories of persons regarded as biologically threatening to the health of the nation were greatly expanded to include Jews, Gypsies, and other minorities. Ultimately, Nazi racial hygiene policies culminated in the Holocaust.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the David Berg Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Lester and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Temporary Exhibitions Fund, the Rosenbluth Family, The Samberg Family Foundation, and the Viterbi Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego.

The New York presentation of Deadly Medicine is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Pickman Exhibition FUnd, Dr. Israel Jacobwitz, and Dr. Roger Sachs.

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