Without A Story
The goal of this project is to raise awareness about the Nazi persecution of neurodiverse people. In this way we hope to contribute to increased reflection on the dangers of contemporary right-wing populism and the far right. Our intention is to inform not only mainstream society, but also the people who bear the label “mentally disabled” themselves.
Neurodiverse people comprise a lesser known group of Nazi victims, almost forgotten in the Czech Republic. In 1939, Hitler himself initiated a secret program called “Aktion T4” to exterminate neurodiverse people and psychiatric patients. The number of victims is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. At the same time, the “Children’s Euthanasia” program targeted disabled children. For this purpose, “Special Children’s Wards” (Kinderfachabteilungen) were set up in various places. Thousands of children and adolescents perished in these special children’s wards.
Our project has been running since the end of 2018. We draw extensively on experiences in the Jamming workshops.
In the first phase of the project, a team of Jamming artists worked with students from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen to create illustrations for the book The Nazi “Euthanasia” Program (René Milfait, ed., Zdeněk Procházka Publishing House).