Exhibit Examines Nazi Use of Eugenics

Nazi Eye Chart

A tool devised by a German anthropologist, circa 1910, and used internationally by scientists to establish the eye color of research subjects. Galton Collection, University College London/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hide caption

itoggle caption Galton Collection, University College London/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Holocaust Memorial Museum's new exhibit, "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," takes a chilling look at the Nazi use of eugenics and its applications. The term "eugenics" comes from the Greek word meaning "well-born." In the 20th century, it came to mean something far more sinister: a scientific movement to create a more perfect race. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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