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Neuruppin Institute psychiatric file on Fritz Seelig
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The Neuruppin Institute psychiatric file on Fritz Seelig consists of a psychiatric file documenting one of the first victims of involuntary sterilization at the Neuruppin Institute ( Landesanstalt Neuruppin) in Berlin. Fritz Seelig was recommended to the Neuruppin Institute at the age of 10 by the public school system. Clinic doctors made a request for Seelig's sterilization in September 1934, on the grounds that it would be a necessary safety precaution in order for Seelig (then 28 years old) to be released into community home care. This was a very early application of the new forced sterilization law ( Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses) that went into effect on January 1, 1934. In addition to the doctor's evaluation and sterilization orders, the file includes letters from the patient's mother to the clinic, family care contracts, medical supply bills, and baptism certificates.
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