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Research project

Life Unworthy of Living: Disabled Victims of the Holocaust in European Memory Politics

This project addresses one of the underexplored aspects of the Holocaust: the extermination of disabled people. The research investigates the ways in which this legacy was instrumentalized in postwar European political and societal debates about the status of vulnerable citizens unable to work and their human rights, and debates about abortion, prenatal screening and euthanasia. Moreover, the research, which will be submitted for peer-reviewed publication, ponders the question how it would be possible to create a more inclusive memory culture. 

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