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"The Nazi State Protects the German People from Vermin through its Criminal Code and through its Racial Legislation against the Reproduction of Inferiors" (Nazi Publication, 1937)

The Nazi regime sought total social and racial standardization. As this 1937 propaganda publication shows, the state discrimination against racially, socially, politically, and medically "inferior" individuals and groups was presented as necessary to protect the German people. The right side of the page features the dangerous "vermin": residents of a psychiatric facility; the left side of the page shows the solution: concentration camps.

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