PROCLAMATION NAMES DECEMBER 29 AS:
"A Day of Remembrance for People Labeled with Psychiatric
Disabilities Forgotten in the Holocaust."
Harold A. Maio of Florida had an idea: Why not remember people
labeled with psychiatric disabilities who died in the Holocaust?
historically this was the very first large group to die in gas
chambers... yet to a large extent this well-documented fact is
many reasons, Harold chose December 29.
Harold then wrote up a proclamation... and it's snowballing.
State of Nebraska has endorsed the proclamation!" Harold told
Today, MindFreedom Support Coalition International also
endorses the proclamation, a copy of which is below (with slight
changes approved today by Harold). MindFreedom unites 100
Harold is keeping track of endorsements, and can be reached at
Harold said this about his proclamation:
origin of the gas chamber is seldom noted in American news, or
elsewhere for that matter. But it was installed in December of
1939 in a
in Brandenburg where doctors, planning the 'T-4 Progam' murdered
inmates from one of Germany's psychiatric institutions. Not even
Wiesenthal Center has this noted in its timeline for the
chambers were then installed in institutions, and even mobile
to institutions where no gas chamber could be installed.
do we not remember?"
BELOW is the proclamation. You can help the world remember --
forget, never again! Please circulate and ask for endorsements.
PROCLAMATION: December 29
Day of Remembrance for People Labeled with Psychiatric
Forgotten in the Holocaust.
WHEREAS, in December of 1939 a group of people removed from
psychiatric institutions under the supervision of doctors in
entered the first gas chamber and perished,
WHEREAS, in the years following these murders, gas chambers were
many German psychiatric institutions, where hundreds of
WHEREAS, history has largely neglected the murders of these
WHEREAS, gas chambers were then installed in concentration camps
throughout Europe, where millions were murdered,
do recognize and preserve the honor of those whose lives were
first day and do declare this a day of remembrance for those
victims, and do pledge our honor that this day shall memorialize
deaths of those first victims of what became the Holocaust: