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The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide : with a new preface by the author

Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher: [New York] : Basic Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2000 ed.]View all editions and formats
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This book explores the psychological conditions that promote the human potential for evil, relating medical killing to broader principles of doubling and genocide.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN: 0465049052 9780465049059 0465093396 9780465093397
OCLC Number: 55680203
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies 1987
Winner of Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 1987
Description: xiii, 561 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sterilization and the Nazi biomedical vision --
Euthanasia : direct medical killing --
Resistance to direct medical killing --
Wild euthanasia : the doctors take over --
Participants --
Bringing euthanasia to the camps : action special treatment 14f13 --
Auschwitz institution --
Selections on the ramp --
Selections in the camp --
Socialization to killing --
Prisoner doctors : the agony of selections --
Prisoner doctors : Struggles to heal --
Prisoner doctors : collaboration with Nazi doctors --
Killing with syringes : phenol injections --
Experimental impulse --
Human being in an SS uniform : Ernst B. --
Dr. Auschwitz : Josef Mengele --
Healing-killing conflict : Eduard Wirths --
Doubling : the Faustian bargain --
Auschwitz self : psychological themes in doubling --
Genocide.
Responsibility: Robert Jay Lifton.
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