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episode 66: Euthenasia - Literally translated from the Greek it means a "good death".

If every death was a good death, then euthenasia would be widespread. Today most countries ban it. Why? Professor Linda Shields has unearthed some of the reasons and they are within living memory. She is a Professor of Rural Health and has written of an under-reported genocide.  One-third of a million disabled people (adults and children, male and female, physical and intellectual)  were killed during the Nazi regime and the people who did that killing were nurses. Her book is Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The "Euthanasia Programs. 

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 January 21, 2018  21m