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Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich’s ‘euthanasia’ programme
The research into Dr Hans Asperger was conducted by Herwig Czech at Vienna’s Medical University.

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s so called euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical historian.

Herwig Czech, from Vienna’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.

Asperger is hailed as a pioneer in the field of child psychiatry and paediatrics, particularly for his groundbreaking contribution

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