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Asperger's children
the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna
VerfasserIn: Sheffer, Edith
Verfasserangabe: Edith Sheffer
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York ; London, W.W. Norton & Company
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Presents an exploration of the sobering history behind Asperger's Syndrome that reveals child psychiatrist Hans Asperger's influence by Nazi psychiatry and his use of one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers to experiment on disabled children.
The prizewinning author of Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain presents an exploration of the sobering history behind Asperger's Syndrome that reveals child psychiatrist Hans Asperger's influence by Nazi psychiatry and his use of one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers to experiment on disabled children.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Mark Lynton History PrizeA groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.
Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of Hitler’s Third Reich, he was complicit in the murder of children.As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition for either treatment or elimination. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of mindsâ€"especially those thought to lack social skillsâ€"claiming the Reich had no place for them. Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others they deemed untreatable to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich’s deadliest child-killing centers.Asperger’s Children
 
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AUS DEM INHALT: / / / Chapter 1. Enter the experts -- Chapter 2. The clinic's diagnosis -- Chapter 3. Nazi psychiatry & social spirit -- Chapter 4. Indexing lives -- Chapter 5. Fatal theories -- Chapter 6. Asperger & the killing system -- Chapter 7. Girls & boys -- Chapter 8. The daily life of death -- Chapter 9. In service to the volk -- Chapter 10. Reckoning
 
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VerfasserIn: Sheffer, Edith
VerfasserInnenangabe: Edith Sheffer
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York ; London, W.W. Norton & Company
Systematik: PN.LVA, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-393-60964-6
2. ISBN: 0-393-60964-2
Beschreibung: First edition, 317 Seiten : Illustrationen
Schlagwörter: Asperger-Syndrom, Autismus, Euthanasie, Geschichte 1930-1945, Jugend, Kind, Asperger, Hans, Kinderpsychiatrie, Wien, Wiener Städtisches Erziehungsheim Am Spiegelgrund, Autist, Asperger's Syndrome (eng), Asperger-Störung, Autism (eng), Autismus-Spektrum-Störung (Quasisynonym), Child (eng), Childhood (eng), Children (eng), Jugend <12-20 Jahre>, Jugendalter, Jugendliche, Jugendlicher, Kinder, Kindesalter, Kindheit, Kindschaft, Teenager, Asperger, H., Bienne, Bundeshauptstadt Wien, Bundesland Wien, Gemeinde Wien, K.K. Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, Kaiserlich-Königliche Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, Kind / Psychiatrie, Land Wien, Reichsgau Wien, Reichshaupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, Stadt Wien, Vena, Viena, Vienna, Vienna (Austriae), Vienne, Vin, Vindobona, Vinna, Wenia, Wien <Land>, Adoptivkind, Ausländisches Kind, Erwachsenes Kind, Findelkind, Junge, Kind <4-10 Jahre>, Lebensalter, Lebensalter , Mädchen, Männliche Jugend, Psychische Störung, Verdingkind, Weibliche Jugend, Wildes Kind, Zweitgeborenes, Gänsehäufel
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text englisch. - Includes bibliographical references and index
Mediengruppe: Buch