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Author Friedlander, Henry, 1930-2012.

Title The origins of Nazi genocide : from euthanasia to the final solution / Henry Friedlander
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1995]


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Description xxiii, 421 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The Setting -- 2. Excluding the Handicapped -- 3. Killing Handicapped Children -- 4. Killing Handicapped Adults -- 5. The Killing Centers -- 6. Toward the Killing Pause -- 7. The Expanded Killing Program -- 8. The Continued Killing Program -- 9. The Handicapped Victims -- 10. Managers and Supervisors -- 11. Physicians and Other Killers -- 12. Excluding Gypsies -- 13. Killing Handicapped Jews -- 14. The Final Solution
Summary Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic destruction of Jews and Gypsies. Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies in Germany, he describes how the so-called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for mass murder, thereby initiating the Holocaust. Based on extensive research in American, German, and Austrian archives as well as Allied and German court records, the book also analyzes the involvement of the German bureaucracy and judiciary, the participation of physicians and scientists, the motives of the killers, and the nature of popular opposition. Friedlander also sheds light on the special plight of handicapped Jews, who were the first singled out for murder
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 385-401
Subject National socialism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Euthanasia -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Medical ethics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Genocide -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Romanies -- Nazi persecution.
People with disabilities -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
LC no. 94040941
ISBN 0807822086 alkaline paper
Other Titles Nazi genocide