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Dead Empty Cases 2

Dead Empty Cases 2

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(REBOOT) Based on the American and German Eugenics programs of the 1920's-1960's. The masterminds behind this, Nazi Germany? No! the United States of America. (Historical/Fiction/Supernatural)

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Introduction

It BEGAN on Long Island and ENDED in Auschwitz....or did it?

Inspired by true events, places, and people

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DEAD EMPTY CASES was what the doctors and nurses called the children they helped murder before they threw their bodies in the furnace. Every American needs to know about this, so please join this RPG and help us keep their memories alive, so that this will never happen again. Open to all RPG skill levels.



The Background

"This is all based on a book I hope to write with my girlfriend someday, though far more detailed. I have left out many subplots for the sake of this RPG"


The targets: the poor, brown-haired white people, African Americans, immigrants, Indians, Eastern European Jews, the infirm, and those deemed 'Feeble minded"

The supporters: Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, scientists from the universities as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State Department and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The numbers: 450,000 people forcibly sterilized in Germany. 60,000 forcibly sterilized in America.


During the years prior to World War II, America was in the grips of the worst economic depression that the nation had ever experienced. Unemployment was at a record high, and soup lines were a common sight in major cities across the country. Clashes between plant owners and labor unions often turned into bloody melees. At the same time it was becoming more evident that our nation’s participation in the conflict overseas was imminent. Unrest and frustration amongst the working classes opened the door of opportunity to a number of fringe political ideologies that might never have seemed like viable alternatives before. There was a resurgence in the Communist Party in the U.S., and even the Ku Klux Klan was enjoying an era of record recruitment. Overseas in Germany, Adolph Hitler had taken a bankrupt post World War I nation in chaos and revitalized the economy and self image of the populous.

Racial hygienist ideas were far from unique to the Nazi movement. The ideas of social Darwinism were widespread in all western countries in the early 20th century, and the eugenics movement had many followers among educated people, being particularly strong in the United States. The idea of sterilizing those carrying hereditary defects or exhibiting what was thought to be hereditary anti-social behavior was widely accepted, and was put into law in the United States and other countries. The Nazi regime began to implement "racial hygienist" policies as soon as it came to power. The July 1933 "Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring" prescribed compulsory sterilization for people with a range of conditions thought to be hereditary such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, Huntington's chorea and "imbecility". It is estimated that 360,000 people were sterilized under this law between 1933 and 1939. head of the Reich Chancellery, Hans Lammers, testified after the war that Hitler had told them as early as 1933, at the time the sterilization law was passed, that he favored killing the incurably ill, but recognized that public opinion would not accept this. In 1935 Hitler told the Reich Doctors' Leader, Dr Gerhard Wagner, that the question could not be taken up in peacetime: "Such a problem could be more smoothly and easily carried out in war". The outbreak of war thus opened up for Hitler the possibility of carrying out a policy he had long favored.

From October 1939 until August 1941 physicians killed 70,273 people specified in Hitler's secret memo of September 1, 1939 as suffering patients "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination", but actually long-term inmates of mental asylums "who may appear incurable". The five identifiable steps by which the Nazis carried out the principle of "life unworthy of life," coercive sterilization was the first. There followed the killing of “impaired” children in hospitals, mostly collected from mental hospitals, and into centers especially equipped with carbon monoxide gas.

When Nazi administrators went on trial for war crimes in Nuremberg after World War II, they justified the mass sterilizations (over 450,000 in less than a decade) by citing the United States as their inspiration.

It can all be traced back to one book

The Kallikak Family:
A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness

Henry Herbert Goddard (1913)

Director of the Research Laboratory of the Training School
at Vineland, New Jersey, for Feeble-minded Girls and Boys





Then star nor sun shall waken,
Nor any change of light:
Nor sound of waters shaken,
Nor any sound or sight:
Nor wintry leaves nor vernal,
Nor days nor things diurnal;
Only the sleep eternal
In an eternal night.
(written on a sanitarium wall by a 'feeble-minded' inmate)





PLOT: A class trip to an abandoned castle




The Setting and RPG elements

1.) Present Day (1980) United States, Baltimore + flashback/near future sequences.
2.) University of Baltimore.
3.) A class on unusual historic sites in the Baltimore area.
4.) An abandoned and partially destroyed castle which once served as a munitions dump.
5.) Strange images caught on home movie and Polaroid cameras (to be revealed by the GM during roleplay).
6.) Lots of story plot twists

The characters

1.) Students from an average size college class (male and female) "no limit on number of characters used' (two girls are pregnant).
2.) The Teacher.
3.) Local historian. (wadejackel)
4.) Junior trip Chaperon.
5.) Local Police officer.
6.) Caretaker of Bannerman Castle.
7.) Homeless man who sneaks onto the property every night for shelter/sleep.
8.) Two young boys who trespass to play soldiers around the ruined castle.

Other possible characters in flashback sequences "historical figures"

1.) Adolf Hitler. (aka piece of slime) (taken)

2.) Gerhard Kretschmar (February 1939–July 1939), a German child born with severe disabilities. After receiving a petition from the child's parents, the German chancellor Adolf Hitler authorized one of his personal physicians, Dr Karl Brandt, to have the child killed. This marked the beginning of the program in Nazi Germany known as a "euthanasia program" (Aktion T4) which ultimately resulted in the deliberate killing of about 200,000 people with mental and/or physical disabilities.
(Contact GM for specifics)

3.) Professor Hans Creutzfeldt (Reich Committee for the Scientific Registering of Serious Hereditary and Congenital Illnesses) managed to save nearly all of his patients.

4.) Dr Karl Brandt (Hitler's personal physician)

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This RPG in no way supports Nazi ideologies, so no racist remarks, even if it is in character, I'm sure you can find a way of stating a characters racist beliefs without having to be disrespectful. And no racist expressions "whatsoever" are allowed outside of the flashback sequences to 1930s Germany.

Other then that do whatever you want

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August 11 1980

Dr. Middleton had been asked by the administration of Baltimore college to give a lecture on the history of Bannerman castle, as part of Mr. Miller's class on local folklore of Baltimore. It was a bright and sunny morning in the middle of August when Dr. Middleton arrived at the college, he had hoped to talk to Mr. Miller to get some idea of how much he had already explained the history of the Bannerman castle to his students. It turned out that he had in face taught them very little about the castle, which Dr. Middleton was very happy to hear. Getting paid the hour, he had hoped to drag the lecture on for at least two days, and this little piece of information certainly would assist in that endeavor. When he arrived at the class the students were already seated, waiting for him to arrive with their excitement building, as the Doctor was known to be very informative in such matters, and the Bannerman castle legends had been a particularly interesting. The classroom itself was quite impressive, having changed very little in the past 60 years or more, it had a very cheerful and old fashioned look about it, with particularly good acoustics for lecturing. The teachers desk sat in front of the immense blackboard, with the semi-circle a pew-like seats looming over it, which always made Dr. Middleton feel like some learned auditor in ancient Rome each time he gave his lecture. This particular classroom was always one of his favorites to deliver lectures in, in fact it helped him greatly, "Good morning scholars, my name is Dr. Barry Middleton and I am a professor of folklore at Arkham University. Please feel free to break in at anytime and ask me a question, anything that might be burning a hole in your brain. Don't be nervous, ask me anything" With that Dr. Middleton continued with his lecture. Taking a sip from the glass of water that had been laid out on the desk for him prior to his actual arrival, he continued with some basic facts concerning the castles rather strange history.

"Bannerman Arsenal, more commonly known as Bannerman castle was constructed in stages from 1901-1918 by Francis Bannerman VI. Bannerman purchased military equipment surplus from the U.S. Government at scrap prices, as simply a warehouse, the construction was particularly unusual, even odd. The buildings were designed by Bannerman himself and without the advice of professional architects. Although the island is officially named Pollepel, Bannerman privately referred to the island as Crag Inch, Scottish for 'rocky island' Bannerman's used the island until the late 1950s, when the military surplus was removed and the live munitions were deactivated. The powder house explosion of 1920 nearly shut the business down completely, it was not until a fire of undetermined origin in 1969 that the buildings fell into their present state of ruin."

"The island had several rather outlandish legends surrounding it, the most famous of which was that of Heer of the Dunderberg from Bracebridge hall
by Washington Irving, as he writes, 'The captains of the river craft heard the talk of the little bulbous-bottomed Dutch goblin in trunk hose and sugar-loaf hat, with a speaking trumpet in his hand which they say keeps about the Dunderberg. They declare that they heard him, in stormy weather, in the midst of turmoil, giving orders in low Dutch for the piping up of a fresh gust of wind, or the rattling off of another thunder-clap.'

Taking a sip of his water he continued, "Heer and his goblins are thought to defend the island from intruders, the American Indians were also afraid of the island, at least in the night time. Bannerman was a patriot, his reason for storing his collection of war artifacts was in the hope that it would one day be known as a “museum of lost arts”. Still, rumors of treason filled the air, some people claimed that he had provided aid to the enemy in WWI, this lead to the government stationing troops on the island until 1918. With a broken heart Bannerman would die short thereafter."

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Everyone should keep in mind that I would like to one day turn this rpg into a book, in fact I was thinking of running the idea passed the site owners for a program here at the site for those interested in turning their own rpgs into long form books. This would only work if everyone involved gave the other members permission to rewrite their post/contributions for the final finished project.

As of now this book will be very different from the rpg in that it will focus on a single female character, a kind of female Robert Langdon.

I hope to start on this book after me and my girlfriend move in together, as we are too far apart at this point to colaborate on a book as intricate as this.


Anyone interested in rping Gerhard Kretschmar (February 1939–July 1939), contact the GM

The role of Hitler is already reserved, sorry.

thank you

Re: [OOC] Dead Empty Cases 2

I'd like to reserve the role as Hitler.
I think I'm capable of assuming a quite brilliant imitation of him. Mostly because I've read alot of books on him, except for Mein Kampf itself ^^
I'll submit it tommorow :-D

Re: [OOC] Dead Empty Cases 2

I'm very interested, this reminds me of a book I read a while back. Not sure who I'll be submitting yet, but we'll see!

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