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Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race 

 

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
A traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Museum

A provocative exhibition exploring the Nazi regime's "science of race" and 
its implications for medical ethics and social responsibility today.

 

 

Schmidt Center Gallery
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Saturday, February 15, 2014
Closed: December 22, 2013 – January 6, 2014

 
Gallery Hours
Tuesday  Friday: 1  4 pm
Saturday: 1  5 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

 

 

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race  is a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and presented at Florida Atlantic University in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust and Human Right Education and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry. Deadly Medicine traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

 

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Images: Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

 

 


 
Visitor Information

For more information about tours of the exhibition, please call 561-297-2929
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the official website  here   or call 561-995-6773

 




Parking & Directions

1. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit onto Glades Road, heading east.
2. Approximately 1 mile east of I-95, turn left at the main FAU entrance (West University Drive).
3. Turn right immediately and stop at the Information Booth for a $2 Visitor's Pass.
4. After exiting the Information Booth, make your first right onto Indian River Street and proceed to the first stop sign. Go straight through the stop sign.
5. Turn left at St. Lucie Avenue South. Continue around the road until you reach a 4-way  stop sign. Make a left onto Arts Avenue.
6. With your visitor's pass, you may park in the parking garage to your left before you reach the roundabout. From the garage, walk west towards the University Theatre. Once past the building on your left, take a left.
7. The gallery is located in the Performing Arts building, which is  marked by a tall, white cubicle tower. The Schmidt Center Gallery is located halfway down the hall on your left.

 


 
 

Public Programs

Please check back here in January for updated information on additional public programs.

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2014

7:00 pm  |  Schmidt Center Gallery  |  tour of Deadly Medicine 

7:30 pm  |  University Theatre  |  Panel Discussion

Panel discussion: Collaboration and Complicity: Who Was Responsible for the Holocaust with Susan Bachrach, Ph.D. and Edna Friedberg, Ph.D. from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The presentation will also include an introduction of the newest exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.:  Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, and a discussion of a spectrum of behavior during the Holocaust that challenges us to think deeply about the moral dilemmas that arise in our own lives. The  January 14th  program is part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s South Florida Speakers’ Series and is $18.00 per person in advance by registration at  www.ushmm.org/events/bocasf2013  or by calling the Museum's Office in Boca Raton at 561-995-6773. Free parking is available in Garage II. There will be shuttle service from the garage to the theatre. This program is presented in conjunction with FAU's Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education.  Guests are invited to view the Deadly Medicine exhibition prior to the program at 7pm. It will be open from 1  6:30 pm.

    • Monday, February 10, 2014

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education will co-host an academic symposium,  Eugenics: Race, Public Health and the Science of Nationalism , exploring the legacies of eugenics from several disciplinary perspectives. Papers will be presented by FAU students and faculty, as well as by invited scholars. The symposium is free and open to the public. Check back here in January for the symposium program.

 


 
 
Deadly Medicine at FAU is generously underwritten by Marilyn and Jay Weinberg and cosponsored by FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. The traveling exhibition is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990. 
 Last Modified 10/3/14