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May 8, 2018

The Canadian Jewish News: ASPERGER’S LINKS TO NAZIS CAUSES SOCIETY TO CONSIDER NAME CHANGE

Shocking new revelations that the namesake of Asperger’s syndrome was an accomplice to the Nazi murder of children has spurred the Asperger’s Society of Ontario (ASO) to considering changing its name, but it is encountering resistance.

Detailed information that has come to light over the past few months about Dr. Hans Asperger has “certainly raised red flags both within our community and with the Asperger’s Society of Ontario board of directors,” the organization said in a statement to The CJN.

The ASO is “in the process of considering our options in this regard and will let our constituents know once we’ve made a decision.

“We do not want to be aligned with someone associated with the Nazi regime.”

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