Did You Know?

The author, Stephen Unwin, has a ‘special needs’ son who is in his early 20’s, is alive and well and living in London. Here the article Stephen Unwin wrote for The Guardian in 2012 about his son, before he wrote All Our Children:  

Spanish philosopher George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Lest we forget, 
here is New York Times opinion piece by Kenny Fries entitled, “The Nazis First Victims Were The Disabled.”

The U.S. efforts around the eugenics movement were influential worldwide.  Prominent personalities such as President Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Margaret Sanger supported eugenics. Both the U.S. medical establishment and major foundations such as the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations  promoted and funded the study of eugenics in America and abroad, including in Germany

Bishop Clemens von Galen is the only character in this play who is based on a historical person.

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