Judgment at Nuremberg

"We have seen more than once
that the public welfare...

"may call upon the best citizens
for their lives.

"It would be strange indeed,
if it could not call upon those...

"who already sapped the strength
of the state for these lesser sacrifices...

"in order to prevent our being swamped
by incompetence.

"It is better for all the world...
"if, instead of waiting to execute
degenerate offsprings for crime...

"or to let them starve for their imbecility,
society can prevent their propagation...

"by medical means in the first place.
"Three generations of imbeciles
are enough. "

Do you recognize it now, Dr. Wieck?
No, sir, I don't.
Actually, there is no particular reason
you should...

since the opinion upholds
the sterilization law...

in the State of Virginia,
of the United States...

and was written and delivered
by that great American jurist...

Supreme Court Justice,
Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Now, Dr. Wieck.
In view of what you have just learned...
can you still say that sexual sterilization
was a novel National Socialist measure?

Yes, I can say it.
Because it was never before used
as a weapon against political opponents.

Do you personally know of a case...
where someone was sterilized
for political reasons?

I know that such things were done.
That's not the question.
Please answer the question.

Do you know of a case?
I don't know of any specific case,
or specific date...

I am asking you if you have any firsthand,
personal knowledge of such a case!

No, I have no such personal knowledge.
Thank you.