The Holocaust Research Paper
the disabled continued in
secrecy, and by 1945 some 275,000 people deemed handicapped from all over Europe
had been killed (Jewish virtual Library). In hindsight, it seems clear that the Euthanasia Program
functioned as a pilot for the Holocaust. Throughout the spring and summer of 1940, the German
army expanded Hitler's empire in Europe, conquering Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands,
Belgium, Luxembourg and France.