Aktion T4

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Aktion T4 was a program in Nazi Germany to kill people with disabilities.

The program was presented as euthanasia, but as the killing was mandatory, with more concern to economy than to dignity and relief of pain, the description as euthanasia is misleading.

Aktion T4 used the word Sonderbehandlung ("special treatment") as a euphemism for killing. The same word was used during the Holocaust. This complicates Holocaust deniers' claims that Sonderbehandlung meant something else.