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Very well presented with extensive detail. I look forward to more courses by Dr Ballard.
Dr. Ballard’s vast knowledge of this time and place in history is astonishing! Thank you for presenting this dark time so that it hopefully will never happen again.
Finn delivered a difficult task about Nazi experiments. I thought it. might be too raw a topic for me (the victims were many of my relatives) but it was handled with sensitivity and compassion.
This is a difficult subject. Dr. Ballard emphasized that from the beginning. I’d heard a little about Mengele and experiments in the camps, but the Nazis quest for ‘racial purity’ & ‘racial hygiene’ was far worse than I’d imagined. Of course eugenics & euthanasia were familiar ideas before the Third Reich, but the Nazis actually made it legal.
With relevantly-placed warnings and a sensitive manner, Finn Ballard related the atrocities of the treatment of fellow humans during the Nazi occupation. Yes, an awful time in the world's history but an aspect we should not lose awareness of. What started out as 'merciful deaths' for the disabled or mass sterilization ended up paving the way to mass genocide and inhumane human experimentation. Very hard to listen to but the speaker was also impacted by these crimes. Must have been difficult to research but Dr Ballard related the facts with compassion and sensitivity. Follow-up as to what happened to some perpetrators and a look at "What came out of this?" encompassed the ending. Hats off to this speaker for covering this topic. We can and should not forget.