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Death and deliverance

"euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], . New York, NY, USA.

Written in English

382 pages

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.

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Death and Deliverance
February 8, 2002, Pan Books
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Death and deliverance: 'euthanasia' in Germany c. 1900-1945
2002, Pan
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Death and Deliverance: 'Euthanasia' in Germany, c.1900 to 1945
January 27, 1995, Cambridge University Press
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Death and Deliverance: 'Euthanasia' in Germany, c.1900 to 1945
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Death and deliverance: "euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945
1994, Cambridge University Press
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Death and Deliverance

Euthanasia in Germany, 1900 to 1945

First published in 1994



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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.

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Library of Congress R726 .B87 1994
Dewey 179/.7

Death and deliverance

"euthanasia" in Germany c. 1900-1945

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], . New York, NY, USA.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-372) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
179/.7
Library of Congress
R726 .B87 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 382 p. :
Number of pages
382

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1436015M
ISBN 10
0521416132, 0521477697
LC Control Number
93048229
Library Thing
569740
Goodreads
2776459
400165

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