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Thursday 26th of April 1945

74 years ago



Nazi doctor Sigmund Rascher is executed by the firing squad at the age of 36 in Konzentrationslager Dachau, Dachau, Bayern, Germany.


In an attempt to please Himmler by demonstrating that population growth could be accelerated by extending the childbearing age, Rascher publicized the fact that his wife had given birth to three children even after becoming 48 years of age and Himmler used a photograph of Rascher's family as propaganda material. However during her fourth "pregnancy" Mrs. Rascher was arrested for trying to kidnap a baby and an investigation revealed that her other three children had been either bought or kidnapped. Himmler felt betrayed by this conduct and had Rascher and his wife sentenced to death.