Repost from 2018: My Book Review on “Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The ‘Euthanasia Programs’”

(Nancy Valko, RN ALNC) – In view of the current war in the Middle East, I am reposting this blog. I was shocked to learn that 31 US states don’t require schools to teach about the Holocaust.

When I was in school in the 1960s, we not only learned about the Holocaust but also read Anne Frank’s book “The Diary of a Young Girl”. We were both horrified and inspired by her courage.

In nursing school in 1969, we nurses were taught about the Holocaust as the lowest point in medical ethics and we took medical ethics very seriously. CONTINUE