Nazi Doctors Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

ISBN-10: 0465049052

ISBN-13: 9780465049059

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List price: $22.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/12/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.870

A distinguished professor of psychology & psychiatry at John Jay College & the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Robert Jay Lifton is the author of many important works, including "The Nazis Doctors," winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, & "Death in Life," winner of a National Book Award.

Preface to the 2000 Edition
Introduction This World Is Not This World
Life Unworthy of Life: the Genetic Cure
Introduction to Part I
Sterilization and the Nazi Biomedical Vision
Euthanasia: Direct Medical Killing
Resistance to Direct Medical Killing
Wild Euthanasia: the Doctors Take Over
Bringing "Euthanasia" to the Camps: Action Special Treatment 14F13
Auschwitz: the Racial Cure
Introduction to Part II
The 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
The Experimental Impulse
A Human Being in an Ss Uniform: Ernst B
Dr. Auschwitz: Josef Mengele
Healing-Killing Conflict: Eduard Wirths
The Psychology of Genocide
Introduction to Part III
Doubling: the Faustian Bargain
The Auschwitz Self: Psychological Themes in Doubling
Afterword: Bearing Witness
List of Abbreviations
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