The Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung held an open house in February in honor of United Nations International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
The Church’s social reform officer and the director of the Kaohsiung chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) co-hosted the program, which not only revealed the role of Nazi psychiatrists in orchestrating the “final solution,” but also educated those attending on harmful psychiatric practices of today.
In 2010, the president of the German Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy admitted to German psychiatry’s authoring of the Nazi policies of forced sterilization and euthanasia, stating: “Our shame and regret are also rooted in the fact that it has taken this association, of which I am President today, 70 years to make a systematic effort to come to terms with its past and the history of its predecessors under National Socialism, and – irrespective of the historical facts that may come to light – to ask for forgiveness from the victims of forced migration, forced sterilization, human experiments and murder.”
Guests at the Holocaust remembrance event at the Ideal Church of Scientology of Kaohsiung watched video excerpts created as part of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights’ Industry of Death Exhibit, which document the work of these Nazi psychiatrists and reveal the parallel between those atrocities and so-called “modern” psychiatric practices, including forced drugging of children with “medications” that are known to cause suicidal ideation.
The open house was one in a series of programs designed to introduce and invite the community to become involved in the humanitarian and social betterment programs sponsored by the Church of Scientology to remedy abuse and improve conditions in society.
Scientologists on five continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to uplift their communities.
The Church of Scientology International has published a new brochure, Voice for Humanity—Real People, Real Help. To learn more, visit the Scientology website.