Remember that Dutch scandal debated in this thread? A boy, vicim of sexual abuse in an Catholic institution, speaks up. The Church tries to silence him by labelign him as “ insane, gay and seductive”. The treatment? Castration.
You might think that the Catholic church wouldn’t get any worse then castrating victims of sexual abuse and hushing it up. Well, it just has. How does Catholic sanctioned murder sound?
Dutch papers today list evidence for at least 37 mentally handicapped boys in that same Catholic institution, in the same period as the castration case, boys who have been murdered. That would have been in 1952-1954, by a brother Andreas, known as “ Brother Syringe”.
He and his 20 collegues, all Catholic brothers without much education or training, had to care for 450 severly handicapped young patients in what is described as a permanent losing battle against stench, filth, noise and moans of pain. The patients were all over the map; mentally disabled, wild and destructive, or just paralysed, spastic or malformed.
When even more patients came in from an even more understaffed institution, “Brother Syringe” took matters in his own hands, sanctioned by the Institutions doctors and management. He used the same poison (luminal) that the Nazis used ten years earlier to kill handicapped children.
Brother Andreas, from accounts of co-workers at the time and from his own memoirs, was a religious, faithful and rather dumb man. Not a psychopath. Just a dumb man in a sick, sick institution that had no business caring for mentally disabled children.