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

Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: Cambridge u.a. : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Between 1939 and 1945 the Nazis systematically murdered as many as 200,000 mentally ill or physically disabled people whom they stigmatised as 'life unworthy of life'. This book is the first full-scale study in English of this complex and covert series of operations known as the 'euthanasia' programme. Using a wealth of original archive material, Michael Burleigh considers the role of all those involved in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Burleigh
ISBN: 0521416132 9780521416139 0521477697 9780521477697
OCLC Number: 231634642
Description: XVII, 382 Seiten : Illustrationen
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.
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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.  Read more...

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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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