German Scientology Churches Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Scientology Churches in Germany in partnership with Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) chapters shine the harsh light of day on psychiatry’s role in the Holocaust and their perpetuation of heinous human rights abuses to the present day.

International Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated by Scientology Churches in Germany with forums, vigils and information booths on the theme: Psychiatry—Precursor and Architect of Mass Murder.

These programs were in keeping with the United Nations mandate that every member state honor the victims of the Nazi era by developing educational programs to help prevent future genocides. The day marks the 1945 liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum in Los Angeles illustrates Nazi psychiatry’s role in the Holocaust.
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum in Los Angeles illustrates Nazi psychiatry’s role in the Holocaust. A virtual museum tour of the L.A. museum is available through the CCHR website.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day programs were organized in coordination with German chapters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), whose research into the roots of the genocide revealed the source of the Nazi blueprint:

  • German psychiatrists created the “racial hygiene” movement.
  • The passage of the 1933 Sterilization Act in Nazi Germany gave psychiatrists in Germany license to murder tens of thousands of people they considered “racially or mentally unfit.”
  • These same psychiatrists helped establish the killing centers of the Holocaust.
  • Psychiatrists continue to commit heinous crimes against the German people today.

In November 2010, Dr. Frank Schneider, president of the German Association of Psychiatrists, issued a public apology for psychiatry’s creation of the ideology that developed Nazi euthanasia and their role in the selection of those to be murdered as well as murdering others themselves.

The Church of Scientology of Berlin held an event where a psychiatrist, the granddaughter of a resistance fighter who became a victim of the Nazis, spoke of the Nazi child psychiatric “euthanasia” killings and subsequent mass murders of adult mental patients who were gassed in six psychiatric hospitals.

In Munich and Stuttgart, Scientology Churches staged vigils in memory of psychiatric victims: from the Holocaust to today.

In Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart they set up booths where they distributed information on the Nazi/psychiatry genocide connection, with the message that this abuse has not ended but is continuing today.

Copies of the Psychiatry an Industry of Death DVD, which contains an entire chapter on the Nazi roots of the Holocaust, were available. The DVD is based on the Industry of Death Museum in Los Angeles. The display is also available at the CCHR center in Clearwater, Florida, and can be visited online at the CCHR website.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit charitable mental health watchdog co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and professor of psychiatry emeritus, the late Dr. Thomas Szasz. It is dedicated to eradicating psychiatric abuses and ensuring patient protection.

With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, CCHR International guides a global human rights advocacy network of some 180 chapters across 34 nations. CCHR Commissioners include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, government officials, educators and civil rights representatives.  

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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