(Reich Law Gazette on 25 July 1933: Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring.) The Reichstag of #NaziGermany passed the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring in 1933, closely based on #HarryLaughlin's model. Between 35,000 and 80,000 persons were #sterilized in the first full year alone. (It is now known that over 350,000 persons were sterilized). Laughlin was awarded an honorary degree by the #UniversityofHeidelberg in 1936 for his work behalf of the "#science of racial cleansing." (Five other #Americans received #honorarydegrees the same year). However, reports about the extensive use of compulsory sterilization in #Germany began to appear in #USnewspapers.•By the end of the decade, eugenics had become associated with Nazism and poor science. Support for groups like the #AmericanEugenicsSociety began to fade. In 1935, a review panel convened by the #CarnegieInstitute concluded that the ERO's research did not have scientific merit. By 1939, the Institute withdrew funding for the ERO, and the office was forced to close.•Laughlin was a founding member of the #PioneerFund, and was its first president, serving from 1937 to 1941. The Pioneer Fund was created by Wickliffe Draper in order to promote the betterment of the race through eugenics.•Pioneer Fund is an American non-profit foundation established in 1937 "to advance the scientific study of heredity and human differences". The organization has been described as racist and "white supremacist" in nature, and as a hate group by the #SouthernPovertyLawCenter.•From 2002 until his death in October 2012, the fund was headed by psychology professor J. Philippe Rushton. The fund states that it focuses on projects it perceives will not be easily funded due to controversial subject matter. As of October 2013, #RichardLynn is the primary contact for Pioneer Fund.