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Anatomy of malice : the enigma of the Nazi war criminals

Author: Joel E Dimsdale
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before nor since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert Ley; Hermann Göring; Julius Streicher; Rudolf Hess; Hermann Göring; Rudolf Hess; Robert Ley; Julius Streicher
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel E Dimsdale
ISBN: 9780300213225 0300213220 9780300226935 0300226934
OCLC Number: 930798140
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. Run-Up To Nuremberg. The Holocaust: How Was This Genocide Different from All the Rest? ; The Gathering at Ashcan --
Part Two. Nuremberg. The War Crimes Trial: What Do We Do with the Criminals? ; War Criminals with Psychiatrists and Psychologists? --
Part Three. Faces Of Malice. Defendant Robert Ley: "Bad Brain" ; Defendant Hermann Goring: "Amiable Psychopath" ; Defendant Julius Streicher: "Bad Man" ; Defendant Rudolf Hess: "So Plainly Mad" --
Part Four. Coda To Nuremberg: Rorschachs and Recriminations. Douglas Kelley and Gustave Gilbert: A Collaboration from Hell ; A Message in the Rorschachs? ; Malice on a Continuum: The Social Psychologists' Perspective ; Malice as Categorically Different: Encounters with "the Other"
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