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Death and deliverance : "Euthanasia" in Germany 1900-1945

Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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The first full-scale study in English of the Nazis' so-called 'euthanasia' programme in which over 200,000 people perished.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Burleigh
ISBN: 0521416132 9780521416139 0521477697 9780521477697
OCLC Number: 36273468
Description: xvii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Part I. Saving Money, Spending Lives: 1. Winter landscapes: psychiatric reform and retrenchment during the Weimar Republic; 2. Hope and hard times: asylums in the 1930s; Part II. Gods in White Coats: 3. 'Wheels must roll for victory'!: children's euthanasia and 'aktion T-4'; 4. 'The psychopaths' club'; 5. 'Gentlemen's agreements'; Responses to the 'euthanasia' programe; Part III. Euthanasia and Racial Warfare: 6. Selling murder: the killing films of the Third Reich; 7. Evil empires: from 'Aktion 14f13' to Trieste; 8. Medieval or modern? 'Euthanasia' programmes 1941-1945; Part IV. Aftermaths: 9. How Professor Heyde became Dr Sawade; 10. Singer Australian academic jets in bearing old message to be denied the right to speak by German 'alternative' fascists?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Burleigh.

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'Indictment is brilliantly combined with memorial ... he restores personality to individuals deemed unworthy of life. History writing is rarely this moving, or so admirably, effectively moralistic.' Read more...

 
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