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Crying hands : eugenics and deaf people in Nazi Germany

Author: Horst Biesold
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 1999.
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"When the Nazis assumed power in Germany in 1933, they wasted no time in implementing their radical racial policies, first by securing passage of the Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases. Among those designated by this law as "congenitally disabled" were deaf people. Horst Biesold's newly translated book examines this neglected aspect of Nazi "racial hygiene" through interviews with more than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horst Biesold
ISBN: 1563680777 9781563680779
OCLC Number: 41320014
Description: xix, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Social Darwinism to National Socialism --
The concept of hereditary deafness under National Socialism --
Teacher-collaborators --
Forced abortions --
Deaf collaboration: REGEDE --
Deaf resistance --
The Jewish deaf in Germany --
Sterilizations's legacy --
Euthanasia and deaf Germans.
Other Titles: Klagende Hände.
Responsibility: Horst Biesold ; translation by William Sayers ; introduction by Henry Friedlander.
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