Origins of Nazi Genocide

Origins of Nazi Genocide Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic

  • Title: Origins of Nazi Genocide
  • Author: Henry Friedlander
  • ISBN: 9780807846759
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies, 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 He describes how the so called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for the later mass murder, thereby initiating the HolTracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies, 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 He describes how the so called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for the later mass murder, thereby initiating the Holocaust.The Nazi regime pursued the extermination of Jews, Gypsies, and the handicapped based on a belief in the biological, and thus absolute, inferiority of those groups To document the connection between the assault on the handicapped and the Final Solution, Friedlander shows how the legal restrictions and exclusionary policies of the 1930s, including mass sterilization, led to mass murder during the war He also makes clear that the killing centers where the handicapped were gassed and cremated served as the models for the extermination camps.Based on extensive archival research, the book also analyzes the involvement of the German bureaucracy and judiciary, the participation of physicians and scientists, and the nature of popular opposition.

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    1. Mark Mengerink

      A very impressive piece of scholarship, linking the murder of mentally and physically disabled people in Nazi Germany with the later mass murder of Jews and other victims in camps and gas chambers. The process of transporting the victims to centralized killing facilities, using ruses and lies to ensure a smooth process, selecting the victims before ushering them into the gas chamber, gassing them, plundering the corpses, and disposing the corpses is the same with "euthanasia" and the gassing of [...]

    2. Kristina

      Hard to believe I read this in Junior High. I was on a quest, I already knew some basic info, but I wanted to know the how and why. This book answers fully. No stars because well, yeah. I could give it 5 stars for thoroughness, but 1 star because why one earth did this happen?

    3. Melissa

      Absolutely chilling. Behind-the-scenes look at how the Nazis went from exterminating their own people - even children - and gradually broadened their evil quest.

    4. Alex

      3.5. Once again, a little academic for my taste but it definitely added to my knowledge of the Nazi regime.

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