Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Marius Turda interviewed on BBC History by Dhruti Shah about the Nazi sterilisation law of 1933 and its implications for the history of eugenics

Monday, 15 July 2013


On 14 July 1933, the Nazis implemented a compulsory sterilisation law. It was a step towards what they believed would be a more perfect human race, using the scientific theories of eugenics. But their use of eugenics to justify their actions, ended up undermining its credibility as a science. In a recent interview with BBC History, Dr Marius Turda (Reader in 20th Century Biomedicine) discussed the implications of the Nazi sterilisation law for the history of eugenics, past and present.