A) Lex Zwickau
§1. Children who are deemed unfit for successful participation in normal elementary school instruction on account of congenital blindness, congenital deafness, epilepsy, or feeblemindedness should be subjected, as soon as possible, to an operation that leaves them unable to procreate. The organs needed for internal secretion should be preserved in the process.
§2. The mentally ill, the feebleminded, epileptics, and those born blind and deaf who are cared for in public or private institutions are to be sterilized before they are released or given leave.
§3. The mentally ill, the feebleminded, epileptics, and those born blind and deaf are allowed to marry only after they have been sterilized.
§4. Women and girls who have repeatedly given birth to children of indeterminate paternity are to undergo an examination of their mental state. If hereditary inferiority is determined, they are either to be sterilized or kept in closed institutions until the cessation of their fertility.
§5. Prisoners whose hereditary inferiority is beyond doubt shall be granted a partial remission of their sentences, upon request, after voluntarily undergoing sterilization. The legal procedure for serious sexual offenders will be regulated by a special law.
§6. The procedures can be carried out only by doctors who are trained in surgery and gynecology and have all the necessary auxiliary equipment at their disposal. The operation and follow-up treatment are free of charge to inferior people.
§7. The sterilization of full-value humans will be punished in the same manner as grievous bodily harm.
Dr. Gustav Boeters
Note: “Voluntary sterilization” was already customary in the Free State of Saxony in the twenties. – 1924? –