On the occassion of the closing day of the
"Suppressed History and Contaminated Places – Artistic Positions on the
Hotel Metropole, Gestapo Headquarters in Vienna from 1938 to 1945"
CURATORIAL TOUR through the exhibition
"Suppressed History and Contaminated Places"
LECTURE "Until We Lose Track…"
The Implementation of Nazi Euthanasia Programmes in Styria
MMag.a Birgit Poier, historian and nursing scientist
People with disabilities, mentally ill people, and others who were considered
abnormal and thus “of minor value” were deemed useless and
thus both socially and economically unusable, “persons of public
harm”. Moreover, within a strictly collectively oriented cost-benefit
analysis, these people were considered economically useless and a financial
burden for the “national community”.
The lecture will thematize the National Socialist killing programmes in
the context of the psychiatric hospital “Am Feldhof” in Graz.
After a general overview, the personal lives of individual victims will
COMMEMORATIVE WALK to a selection of the "Stumbling Stones"
conducted by Mag.a Daniela Grabe and Mag. David Kriebernegg (Association
for the Culture of Remembrance in Graz) with the involvement of Raoul
Narodoslavsky (descendant of Klementine Narodoslavsky, victim of the National
Socialists´ so-called „Euthanasia-programme“).
Organised by: Association
for the Culture of Remembrance in Graz & < rotor >