Disability and Eugenic Discourses - Kenny Fries

Fulbright Forward - A Diversity Podcast

10-12-2020 • 24 Min.

In this episode, Fulbright Germany alumnus Kenny Fries and EUR Diversity Coordinator Susanne Hamscha talk about disability and eugenic discourses during the Third Reich, when disabled people were systematically murdered in the campaign "Aktion T4." But eugenic discourses are alive and well, as Kenny explains with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenny Fries is an acclaimed writer and received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant in 2017 for his creative nonfiction work on disability in Germany.