A collection of 16 letters between Dr. Elisabeth Kalt (1903-1961) and her husband Bertram Kalt ranging from July 23, 1940
to January 20, 1943. Dr. Kalt was a female psychiatrist who began her career in 1933, as the Nazi Party (
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) was gaining power in Germany. During the war, Dr. Kalt was separated from her newlywed husband -- who was stationed
across the country in Munich -- and kept in touch with him by mail. The letters in this collection address Dr. Kalt's internal
Aktion T-4 -- the NSDAP campaign of involuntary euthanasia that murdered approximately 300,000 people. The letters were submitted by
Dr. Kalt to the German courts in 1947, in defense of her involvement in the government's euthanasia program during the war.
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