Erlanger Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Tour

On Monday, November 28, Prof. Dr. Andreas Frewer of the FAU Medical Ethics department took students of the MA Human Rights and PhD researchers on a guided tour of the Erlanger Heil- und Pflegeanstalt (HuPfla). The HuPfla was a sanatorium and “insane asylum” starting in the 1800s and continuing through Nazi times, where hundreds of patients were euthanized or sterilized against their will by the Nazi regime. The building will be demolished soon, despite criticism from many who advocate for the building’s existence as a memorial to the crimes committed there.

The tour concluded with a presentation and debate about medical ethics and the atrocities committed by doctors of the Nazi regime in the Erlangen-Nuremberg area and throughout Germany.