Eugenics in Connecticut

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The next episode of The Edwin Black Show on Thursday, January 27 at 3pm EST is about eugenics in Connecticut:

"In 1938, Connecticut state officials tried to implement a door-to-door eugenic survey to identify who was socially, genetically, and eugenically fit to remain in the state. They were inspired by the actions of Nazi Germany, which had in turn been inspired by American eugenic principles. So-called “unfit” Connecticut citizens were to be expelled to the Ozarks, placed in camps, and then exterminated. When Governor Wilbur Cross lost the next election, the plans were abandoned—but Connecticut has never apologized. Drawn from Edwin Black’s bestselling and award-winning War Against the Weak."

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