Audiowalk in the footsteps of horrific crimes

Students at erlanger friedrich-alexander-universitat (FAU) have designed an audiowalk on the nazi history of the erlanger heil- und pflegeanstalt (sanatorium). The article "patient murder behind sandstone walls – between demolition and memory" to commemorate the nazi medical crimes be since 22. November uber the free app izi.Travel usable, the university announced last week.

The audiowalk was developed in an interdisciplinary seminar of the chair for recent history and contemporary history and the chair for the history of medicine, it was said. It follows the traces of the nazi medical crimes through erlanger's old town and is intended to keep the memory of the victims alive. The 1846 as a "county lunatic asylum" the erlangen sanatorium, which was founded in the 1920s, was still considered a model institution for modern reform psychiatry, according to a university press release.

In the years 1939 to 1945, however, over 900 mentally ill and mentally and physically "handicapped" people were deported from there patients deported to death camps and murdered. After the transports were stopped in 1941, a hitherto unknown number of patients fell victim to the so-called starvation diet at the erlanger anstalt.