Paired Texts > Nazi Germany's "Euthanasia" Program
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"On Disability Rights: Highlights from Speeches by Ed Roberts" is a compilation of several of activist Ed Roberts' most famous speeches.Pair “Nazi Germany's 'Euthanasia' Program” with “On Disability Rights: Highlights from Speeches by Ed Roberts” and ask students to discuss the stigma of living with disabilities and the effects of prejudice against those with disabilities. How has our society progressed to embrace, or at least understand, people with varying abilities?
This informational text explains what the Holocaust was, who it affected, who carried it out, and how it ended.Pair “Nazi Germany's 'Euthanasia' Program” with “Introduction to the Holocaust” and ask students to discuss the effects of the euthanasia program on the larger practices of mass murder and genocide in Nazi Germany. Could the Holocaust have happened on the scale that it did without being preceded by the euthanasia program?