Update: Oh, and from the book Stupy claims to have read, Berlin Diary, talking about those murders.
X, a German, told me yesterday that relatives are rushing to get their kin out of private asylums and out of the clutches of the authorities. He says the Gestapo is doing to death persons who are merely suffering temporary derangement or just plain nervous breakdown.
What is still unclear to me is the motive for these murders. Germans themselves advance three:
1. That they are being carried out to save food.
2. That they are done for the purpose of experimenting with new poison gases and death rays.
3. That they are simply the result of the extreme Nazis deciding to carry out their eugenic and sociological ideas.
Eugenics was a direct result, in both Britain and Germany of Darwin's theory of natural selection, the inventor of the idea, Francis Galton and the people who are "credited" with beginning eugenics in Germany, Alfred Ploetz and Wilhelm Schallmeyer all attributed their eugenics to their study of Darwin. I don't know if William Shirer knew that but it is irrefutable that all of them attributed their eugenics to Darwinism. As I've pointed out any number of timesbefore, Darwin's own son, Leonard Darwin, attributed German, that would be Nazi eugenics to his father's influence as late as April 1939. I'll point that out as many times as it takes to refute the lie that that isn't a fact.