Friday, July 10, 2015

Mercy II

Reich Leader Bouhler and Dr. Brandt are charged with the responsibility for expanding the authority of physicians, to be designated by name, to the end that patients considered incurable according to the best available human judgment [menschlichem Ermessen] of their state of health, can be granted a mercy death [Gnadentod].

--F├╝hrer Degree of October, 1939
(Backdated to September 1, 1939, so it could be claimed that it was issued as a wartime measure as part of Germany's invasion of Poland that date)

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