9780465049059

The Nazi Doctors

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465049059

  • ISBN10:

    0465049052

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1988-04-11
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

A brilliant analysis and history of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide.

Author Biography

Robert Jay Lifton is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival. Dr. Lifton is the author of many books, including The Nazi Doctors and Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD xi
Introduction: "This World Is Not This World" 3(18)
PART I "LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE": THE GENETIC CURE 21(126)
Introduction to Part I 21(1)
1. Sterilization and the Nazi Biomedical Vision
22(23)
2. "Euthanasia": Direct Medical Killing
45(35)
3. Resistance to Direct Medical Killing
80(16)
4. "Wild Euthanasia": The Doctors Take Over
96(7)
5. Participants
103(31)
6. Bringing "Euthanasia" to the Camps: Action Special Treatment 14f13
134(13)
PART II AUSCHWITZ: THE RACIAL CURE 147(270)
Introduction to Part II 147(5)
7. The Auschwitz Institution
152(11)
8. Selections on the Ramp
163(17)
9. Selections in the Camp
180(13)
10. Socialization to Killing
193(21)
11. Prisoner Doctors: The Agony of Selections
214(12)
12. Prisoner Doctors: Struggles to Heal
226(13)
13. Prisoner Doctors: Collaboration with Nazi Doctors
239(15)
14. Killing with Syringes: Phenol Injections
254(15)
15. The Experimental Impulse
269(34)
16. "A Human Being in an SS Uniform": Ernst B.
303(34)
17. Dr. Auschwitz: Josef Mengele
337(47)
18. Healing-Killing Conflict: Eduard Wirths
384(33)
PART III THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENOCIDE 417(84)
Introduction to Part III 417(1)
19. Doubling: The Faustian Bargain
418(12)
20. The Auschwitz Self: Psychological Themes in Doubling
430(36)
21. Genocide
466(35)
Afterword: Bearing Witness 501(5)
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 506(1)
NOTES 507(33)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 540(5)
INDEX 545

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