Death by Design Science, Technology, and Engineering in Nazi Germany

ISBN-10: 0321276345
ISBN-13: 9780321276346
Edition: 2006
Authors: Eric Katz
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Through a selection of primary and secondary sources, "Death by Design" examines the uses of technology during the Holocaust and the specific ways in which scientists, architects, medical professionals, businessmen, and engineers participated in the planning and operation of the concentration and extermination camps that were the foundation of the " final solution." The book discusses the overriding intellectual, ethical, and philosophical implications of the Nazi' s use of science and technology in their killing operations.

List of Abbreviations
Preface
A Brief Historical Background
A Brief Summary of the Readings
Details of the Killing Operations
The Killing Process at Auschwitz-Birkenau
From Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
Design and Development of the Gas Chambers and Crematoria in Auschwitz
"Gas Chambers and Crematoria"
Engineering Mass Murder at Auschwitz
From "The Machinery of Mass Murder at Auschwitz"
Technology, Management Policy, and Politics: General Issues
Technology and Politics in Totalitarian Regimes: Nazi Germany
From Totalitarian Science and Technology
Nazi Ideology, Management, and Engineering Technology in the SS
From The Business of Genocide: The SS, Slave Labor, and the Concentration Camps
The Role of Architectural Design in Nazi Germany
Architectural Aesthetics and Political Ideology in Nazi Germany
"Architecture and the Destruction of the European Jews"
Architecture and Technology in Nazi Germany: Memoirs
From Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs
Albert Speer: Ethics, Architecture, and Technology
From "Rebellious Ethics and Albert Speer"
Medicine and Biology in Nazi Germany
Genetic and Racial Theories in the Nazi War on Cancer
From The Nazi War on Cancer
Medicalized Killing in the Nazi Death Camps
From The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide
Engineering, Technology, and Business
IBM in Nazi Germany
From IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation
The Crime of I.G. Farben: Slave Labor and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany
From The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben: The Unholy Alliance Between Hitler and the Great Chemical Combine
Concluding Ethical Considerations
Technological Evil: Cultural Values in the Holocaust
"On the Neutrality of Technology: The Holocaust Death Camps as a Counterexample"
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