ID# 1872:
"German Eugenics in Practice," by Eliot Slater, Eugenics Review (vol. 27:4), ambivalent review of sterilization and marriage laws
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Cold Spring Harbor, ERO, The Eugenics Review, 27

1872. German Eugenics In Practice 295 stricter form of the conditions for the marriage loan. In considering all these eugenic measures, particularly the sterilization and marriage laws, one must not forget that their compulsory character is nothing strange to the German people. These are but two of a multitude of such laws. All the German's actions are governed and regulated. His scheme of education, what views he may express - even in the scientific world - what wireless programme he may listen to, where and what he may buy and eat and read, how he may sign his letters and say good morning to his friends, are governed by law or by a form of persuasion resting on force. The future development of the German people has been decided, on theoretical and philosophical grounds, by its leaders. The German's duty is to be moulded in the right direction. Any leadership among the people, apart from the disciplined and subordinate leadership of the type of the non-commisioned officer, is rigidly suppressed. The F[umlaut over 'u']hrer directs with a series of ukases. With successive hammer-blows the German citizen is driven into a swastika-shaped hole. The atmosphere of compulsion pervades the whole of his life. The fact that he and his fellow men are now to be selected and bred like a herd of cattle seems to him hardly more distasteful than a hundred other interferences in his daily life. There is little doubt that these measures will have at least a partial success. If commanded with authority the German docilely obeys. The command now is to breed. [hairline rule column-width] References. [italics]"Grunds[umlaut over 'a']tze f[umlaut over 'u']r die Einrichtung und T[umlaut over 'a']tigkeit der Eheberatungsstellen f[umlaut over 'u']r Erb-und Ressenpflege,"[end italics] Reichsund Preussische Ministerium des Inneren. "Einige f[umlaut over 'u']r den Psychiater besonders wichtige Bestimmungen des Gesetzes zur Verh[umlaut over 'u']tung erbkranken Nachwuchses," H. Luxenburger, [italics]Nervenarzt,[end italics] p. 437, 1934. "Der Begriff der "Belastung" in der Eheberatunstatigkeit des Arztes," H. Luxenburger, [italics]Erbarzt,[end italics] 1935. "Wichtige Entscheidungen aus der Rechtsprechung der Erbgesundheitsgerichte und Erbgesundheitsobergerichte," A. Bostroem, [italics]Fortschritte der Neurologie und Psychiatrie,[end italics] July 1935. "2 Jahre Erbgesundheitsgesetz - 1 1/2 Jahre Erbgesundheitsgerichtsbarkeit," B. Steinwallner, [italics]Psychiatrisch-Neurologische Wochenschrift,[end italics] July 1935. [italics] "Wer ist erbgesund und wer ist erbkrank?"[end italics] Klein, Verlag G. Fischer, Jena, 1935. [centered wreath graphic] Eugenics Review, Vol. XXVII, No. 4. [end]
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