Sterilization Under the Swastika: The Case of Norway

@article{Haave2007SterilizationUT,
  title={Sterilization Under the Swastika: The Case of Norway},
  author={Per Haave},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={45 - 57}
}
  • P. Haave
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Journal of Mental Health
This article describes and analyses the sterilization of mental patients in Norway during the German occupation (1940-1945). The peak period was between 1943 and 1945 when the Norwegian Nazi regime enacted a new sterilization law to curb the fertility of the "unfit" more effectively. The evidence shows that there was practically no German involvement in the application of the sterilization law and that neither the Norwegian state health authorities nor the medical profession implemented massive… 
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