Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience - Book 1, Into That Darkness: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Into That Darkness: Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

The very real problem with food supplies in Germany plays into this by emphasizing the competition for food. It becomes a garden variety argument: those with the most to offer should be assured the food; the invalids and incompetent ones should be left out and preferably killed off. This is the kind of thing that even today, when people are angry and hungry and not compassionate, some might briefly think or talk about but not with any expectation that such a nightmarish reality of mass scale eugenic slaughter should be sanctioned by the state and conducted. During the plannig for the invasion of Russia, the idea of euthanizing the handicapped is given up and replaced with the mass slaughter of all the inferior peoples, except those that can be enslaved or brought to...

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