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In Binding’s own interpretation of the law in s Germany, suicide or attempting suicide was not illegal and should be treated as being within the law.

He was of the opinion that in a case of prosecution due to euthanasia, the court should differentiate between the taking of vernichyung healthy life and a terminally ill person.

This would mean that no-one would have the right to stop a person from killing themselves and that a person who wants to die would not even have the right to defend themselves against such an attempt. They are “living pointless lives and are a burden for society and their families”. Part of a series on. From Euthanasia to the Final Solution. Binding’s second possible interpretation of German law meant that suicide was neither legal nor illegal.

In the case of an unconscious person or the mentally ill, Binding allowed the final decision to be made by the mother. It also justified various human experimentation and eugenics programs, as well as Nazi racial policies. In he completed his habilitation paper in Latin about Roman criminal law and lectured in criminal law at Heidelberg University.


Binding split the group of people which he wanted lebensuneerten be considered for killing into three groups, “two larger ones and a middle group”.

Karl Binding

The committee was to consist of a doctor, a psychiatrist or other doctor and a jurist to check that the committee was acting within the law. The euthanasia program was officially adopted in and came through the personal decision of Adolf Hitler.

Any killing which involves the shortening of a life was seen as unlawful. Such a killing would only be legal if the person killing had either acted with permission, or on the assumption that an unconscious person wanted to die.

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Rudolf G Binding later became a famous writer. Hoche concentrated on the relationship of doctors to their patients and the seriously ill.

Karl Ludwig Lorenz Lebensuhwerten 4 June — 7 April was a German jurist known as a promoter of the theory of retributive justice. Importantly he accepted that many killings of these people would actually be unjustifiable, although this would only be evident after death.

Holocaust survivors Deportations of French Jews to death camps.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The phrase “life unworthy of life” in German: In this case, anyone that has killed a seriously ill person, acting on the behalf of that person, has acted within the law.

In the same year he moved to Leipzig University, where he was to continue to work for the next 40 years. Binding discussed the consequences that the legal status of suicide would have on euthanasia and the legality of killing the mentally ill.


Verjichtung believed that the law would treat such killings as manslaughter. Again if suicide is not illegal, then no-one can stop another person from killing themselves.

This concept formed an important component of the ideology of Nazism and eventually helped lead to the Holocaust. Wola massacre Death marches. This led him to argue for a new law to allow for such killings which according with his views would have been “justifiable”. Binding was of the opinion “that it is quite possible for a person under the age of 18 or for the mentally ill” to decide whether they want to live or die.

Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Lebens by Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche

Binding did not think it necessary to obtain permission from a person who was to be killed, but if they were able to and expressed the wish to live, that wish must be respected.

In this way the doctor is simply exchanging the cause of death, from a painful one caused by illness to a painless lebensunqerten caused by a medicament. The person does not have to be in pain, it is enough that they are in a helpless condition and that their condition is incurable. The Freigbae of Nazi Genocide: