Wiesenthal Center Inaugurated an Exhibition on Nazi Euthanasia at Buenos Aires City Council

July 11, 2023

Buenos Aires - With a crowded audience, the exhibition “Nazi Euthanasia of people with disabilities. The first victims of Hitler" was inaugurated.  It exposes the program known as "Aktion T4", through which Nazism systematically murdered more than 300,000 people.

The exhibition, which had been shown as a contribution of the Wiesenthal Center to the Argentine Bicentennial in 2010, is exhibited again in the Buenos Aires City Council Hall, until next Friday the 14th at the initiative of the Human Rights Commission of said body, which also declared it of Cultural Interest.

The Argentine Ambassador to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and Representative for Combating Anti-Semitism, María Fabiana Loguzzo (pictured below) highlighted that "these exhibitions must be a reminder of the level of dehumanization reached by extreme ideologies”. She also denounced the complicity and silence of society that before and during the validity of the Program allowed its development.

Dr. Ariel Gelblung, Director of the Wiesenthal Center for Latin America, sustained that "family men who kissed their children before going to work took the victims to their final destination, bought lethal gas, harassed   the corpses by trading their remains and they lied to the relatives. Faced with social protests, all these personnel were reassigned to the execution of "The Final Solution", leaving the murder in the hands of their own psychiatrists, who were meant to cure the ill”. He then concluded: “if this whole story scandalizes us, it is because fortunately we live in a society that promotes coexistence in diversity. A project of many different ones in front of a model that promoted a society of few who think alike, by getting rid of the different ones forever”.

The Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the City Council and hostess of the event, Deputy Victoria Montenegro (pictured above with Dr. Gelblung) closed by stating that this exhibition demonstrates how wrong "those who are politically or institutionally responsible are and seek to discuss how much money a person with disability costs to the State. After 40 years of democracy, we cannot allow this kind of discussion to be possible. We all deserve to be respected and the State must have a much greater presence in the lives of those who need it the most.”
The exhibition will be open to the public until next Friday the 14th, at Perú 160, Buenos Aires City.

→  “Las primeras víctimas de Hitler”: la eutanasia nazi reflejada en una exposición en la Legislatura porteña

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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