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New T4 memorial in Berlin begins

Berlin begins building new memorial to victims of Nazi 'euthanasia'. Officials have gathered in Berlin to lay the foundations for a monument to the people killed as part of the Nazi "euthanasia" programs. This symbolic place is not accidental - there was the headquarters of the Aktion T4. As German media said - this monument will be fourth official monument to victims of Adolf Hitler's National Socialist government.

This will be a memorial to all victims of Nazi 'euthanasia' - Aktion T4, child euthanasia, "wild"euthanasia programs,
14f13 special treatment, Aktion Brandt - from all European countries occupied by Nazis during a war.

The German minister for cultural state affairs, Bernd Neumann, attended the laying of the foundation stone on Monday, saying that the monument should set a sign "against hate, delusion and coldheartedness - and for tolerance, empathy and a respect for life."
The vice president of the lower house of German parliament, Wolfgang Thierse; the government's special representative for the disabled, Hubert Hüppe; and Berlin's senator for integration, Dilek Kolat, also attended the ceremony.

The planned monument will be a long, blue glass wall - designed by the architechts Ursula Wilms and Heinz W. Hallman, along with the artist Nikolaus Koliusis. The federal government plans to contribute 500,000 euros ($643,200) to the project. The finished site is tentatively scheduled for inauguration in the second half of 2014.