Hartheim Castle Exhibits

Antique wheel chair on display at Hartheim Castle

Eugenics was a new science that was first developed in America around the turn of the 20ieth century; it quickly spread to Germany and other countries in Europe. This was the science of selective breeding of people, based on the premise that mental and physical characteristics are hereditary. Eugenics was very popular at one time and the exhibit has one small room with books on the subject lining the walls, as shown below. The second photograph shows a German poster in the exhibit which promotes healthy families.



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