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The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide

Author: Robert Jay Lifton; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1986.
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An analysis of the psychological forces behind the transformation of Nazi doctors into mass murderers in Auschwitz and other "death camps."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
Nazi doctors.
New York : Basic Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)565687202
Online version:
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
Nazi doctors.
New York : Basic Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)631292737
Named Person: Josef Mengele; Eduard Wirths
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jay Lifton; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0465049044 9780465049042
OCLC Number: 13334966
Notes: University of Winnipeg Library notes:
Includes index.
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 --
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.
Local System Bib Number:
.b11187682

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The renowned psychiatrist's most powerful and important book--a brilliant analysis of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide.  Read more...
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