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  • Writer's pictureIlka Knüppel

The Killing Centers

There were six Aktion T4 killing centers. All facilities were placed in an existing psychiatric hospital so as not to draw unneccessary attention.



The six killing centers were:

Brandenburg/Bernburg
Grafeneck/Hadamar
Hartheim
Sonnenstein


Both the Grafeneck and the Brandenburg Killing Centers began to get undesirable attention as rumors spread amoung the townfolk so the Aktion T4 leaders shifted their killing programs to Hadamar and Bernburg.


The Holocause Encyclopedia page has the stories of each of these killing centers.


Ruth was transferred to the Bernburg Killing Center on March 31, 1941. So it is on this facility I will concentrate in further blog posts.


Bernburg Psychatric Hospital in the early 1920's:


 

Further reading:




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