Exhibit focuses on scientists' role in Holocaust

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A National World War II Museum exhibit about the role scientists and doctors played in the Holocaust includes a drawing copied from a brochure.

It shows a young, blindfolded couple at the edge of a jagged precipice. The German-language text says "Don't go blindly into marriage!"

The image is in a section of the display about mainstream ideas from which Adolph Hitler's twisted policies grew.

Dr. Benjamin Sachs, dean of the Tulane University School of Medicine, says the exhibit shows "there was a slippery path toward the extermination program." He says it holds important lessons for today.

The traveling U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" will be at the New Orleans museum through mid-October. Tulane plans a series of related lectures.

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