Autism and the Shoah: The Legacy of Hans Asperger


Charlie Keeble, autistic Conservative activist, today writes in the Havering Daily about the legacy of Hans Asperger.

The story of the Holocaust is largely centred and told around the attempted extermination of the Jews of Europe. On the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust, we honour the tragic and terrible genocide of the Nazi’s crimes against humanity. However, there is one story of the Holocaust that most of us have never heard of.

Charlie Keeble tells the story of how the power of autism and neurodiversity emerged during the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Vienna. 

In this video, Charlie gives a speech honouring the legacy of Hans Asperger. The Austrian paediatrician who studied and discovered the form of autism that is the most recognised part of the autistic spectrum.

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