Death and Deliverance "Euthansasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945

ISBN-10: 0521477697
ISBN-13: 9780521477697
Edition: 1994
Authors: Michael Burleigh
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Description: 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 complex and covert series of operations was known as the 'euthanasia'  More...

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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 complex and covert series of operations was known as the 'euthanasia' programme. It provided many of the personnel and the technical expertise later deployed in the 'Final Solution'. This is the first full-scale study in English of the 'euthanasia' programme. It considers the role of all those involved in these policies: bureaucrats, doctors, nurses, health officials, lawyers, clerics, and also parents, relatives, and the patients themselves. Using a wealth of original archival material, it highlights many of the moral issues involved in a way that is profoundly disquieting. The book concludes by showing the ease with which many of the perpetrators filtered back into German society after 1945.

Michael Burleigh, as of the fall of 2000, is a professor of history at Washington and Lee University. He is the author of six previous books on Germany, including Death and Deliverance and Ethics and Extermination.

List of illustrations
Introduction and acknowledgements
Saving Money, Spending Lives
Winter landscapes: psychiatric reform and retrenchment during the Weimar Republic
Hope and hard times: asylums in the 1930s
Gods in White Coats
'Wheels must roll for victory'!: children's euthanasia and 'aktion T-4'
'The psychopaths' club'
'Gentlemen's agreements'; Responses to the 'euthanasia' programe
Euthanasia and Racial Warfare
Selling murder: the killing films of the Third Reich
Evil empires: from 'Aktion 14f13' to Trieste
Medieval or modern? 'Euthanasia' programmes 1941-1945
Aftermaths
How Professor Heyde became
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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