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Grafeneck is a small rural village in Germany, near the town of Münsingen, south-west of Stuttgart.

World War II history

Grafeneck Castle, which had previously been an asylum for crippled people, was turned by the Nazis into an extermination facility.

Between January and December 1940, 10,654 people with mental disabilities or psychological disorders were gassed at this facility with carbon monoxide in the first gas chamber and then cremated. This was the beginning of the T-4 Euthanasia Program.

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Coordinates: 48°23′33″N 9°25′45″E / 48.3925°N 9.42917°E / 48.3925; 9.42917

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