WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nazi Germany’s genocide against the Jews and the murder and persecution of millions of others was founded upon the conviction that “inferior” races and individuals must be eliminated from German society so that the “fittest Aryans” could thrive. The Nazi state fully committed itself to implementing a uniquely racist and antisemitic variation of eugenic thought to “scientifically” build what it considered to be a “superior race.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition,
“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” The exhibition is being co-presented by The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. “Deadly Medicine” examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.