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.