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The Resource Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene, by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; foreword by Michael H. Kater

Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene, by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; foreword by Michael H. Kater

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Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene
Title
Cleansing the fatherland
Title remainder
Nazi medicine and racial hygiene
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by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; foreword by Michael H. Kater
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • The authors, who are German, offer compelling evidence that the 350 doctors tried at Nuremberg in 1946-47 were not the so-called black sheep of the German medical profession, but rather a small part of a much larger group of doctors, university professors, scientists and researchers involved in medical crimes. The authors draw their chilling conclusions directly from the archives of mental institutions, hospitals and experimentation centers. An abundance of evidence, sometimes absorbing, sometimes overwhelming, demonstrates how the Nazis employed medicine to "cleanse" Germany of the "sick, alien, and disturbing"--A goal firmly supported by the intelligentsia. By 1939, euthanasia was the method ordained by the Nazis to eliminate the infirm, mentally ill, socially or racially "inferior" and anyone unable to work. Hundreds of thousands, including children, were killed while medical professionals profitted. Dr. Hermann Voss, chief anatomist at the Reich University of Posen, turned a handsome profit on the sale of the skeletons and skulls of dead Poles. His diary is an illustration of Hannah Arendt's banality of evil, "Yesterday, two wagons full of Polish ashes were taken away. Outside my office, the robinias are blooming beautifully, just as in Leipzig." Much of this information, which was available at the end of WWII, was suppressed because many of those involved in these heinous crimes still hold leading positions
  • The authors, who are German, offer compelling evidence that the 350 doctors tried at Nuremberg in 1946-47 were not the so-called black sheep of the German medical profession, but rather a small part of a much larger group of doctors, university professors, scientists and researchers involved in medical crimes. The authors draw their chilling conclusions directly from the archives of mental institutions, hospitals and experimentation centers. An abundance of evidence, sometimes absorbing, sometimes overwhelming, demonstrates how the Nazis employed medicine to "cleanse" Germany of the "sick, alien, and disturbing"-a goal firmly supported by the intelligentsia. By 1939, euthanasia was the method ordained by the Nazis to eliminate the infirm, mentally ill, socially or racially "inferior" and anyone unable to work. Hundreds of thousands, including children, were killed while medical professionals profitted. Dr. Hermann Voss, chief anatomist at the Reich University of Posen, turned a handsome profit on the sale of the skeletons and skulls of dead Poles. His diary is an illustration of Hannah Arendt's banality of evil, "Yesterday, two wagons full of Polish ashes were taken away. Outside my office, the robinias are blooming beautifully, just as in Leipzig." Much of this information, which was available at the end of WWII, was suppressed because many of those involved in these heinous crimes still hold leading positions
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Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistichen Gesundhets- und Sozialpolitik
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1947-
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Aly, Götz
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Chroust, Peter
  • Pross, Christian
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  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Medical policy
  • Eugenics
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Concentration Camps
  • Ethics, Medical
  • History, 20th Century
  • Human Experimentation
  • War Crimes
  • Germany
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Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene, by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; foreword by Michael H. Kater
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Publication
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Consists primarily of edited translations of articles which originally appeared in German in the journal Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Christian Pross -- Medicine against the useless / Götz Aly -- The Posen diaries of the anatomist Hermann Voss / annotated by Götz Aly -- Pure and tainted progress / Götz Aly -- Selected letters of Doctor Friedrich Mennecke / annotated by Peter Chroust
Control code
29430028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780801848247
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93042564
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1605900
Label
Cleansing the fatherland : Nazi medicine and racial hygiene, by Götz Aly, Peter Chroust, and Christian Pross ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; foreword by Michael H. Kater
Publication
Note
Consists primarily of edited translations of articles which originally appeared in German in the journal Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Christian Pross -- Medicine against the useless / Götz Aly -- The Posen diaries of the anatomist Hermann Voss / annotated by Götz Aly -- Pure and tainted progress / Götz Aly -- Selected letters of Doctor Friedrich Mennecke / annotated by Peter Chroust
Control code
29430028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780801848247
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
93042564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1605900

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