Eugenics in Switzerland before and after 1945 - a Continuum?

  title={Eugenics in Switzerland before and after 1945 - a Continuum?},
  author={R Wecker},
  journal={Journal of Modern European History},
  pages={519 - 539}
  • R. Wecker
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Modern European History
Eugenics in Switzerland before and after 1945 - a Continuum? 1945 cannot be considered as a turning point for Switzerland's history of eugenics. Quite unnoticed, Swiss eugenical measures – including sterilisations, abortions, (marriage-) counselling, marriage prohibitions and naturalisations – remained effective even after 1945. This is also due to the fact that sterilisations could only be realized with the formal authorisation of the concerned subjects. They were considered as individual or… 
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