Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-

The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide / Robert Jay Lifton. - New York : Basic Books, c1986. - xiii, 561 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-539) and index.

Sterilization and the Nazi biomedical vision -- Euthanasia : direct medical killing -- Resistance to direct medical killing -- Wild euthanasia : the doctors take over -- Participants -- Bringing euthanasia to the camps : action special treatment -- Auschwitz institution -- Selections on the ramp -- Selections in the camp -- Socialization to killing -- Prisoner doctors : the agony of selections -- Prisoner doctors : struggles to heal -- Prisoner doctors : collaboration with Nazi doctors -- Killing with syringes : phenol injections -- Experimental impulse -- Human being in an SS uniform : Ernst B. -- Dr. Auschwitz : Josef Mengele -- Healing-killing conflict : Eduard Wirths -- Doubling : the Faustian bargain -- Auschwitz self : psychological themes in doubling -- Genocide.

An analysis of the psychological forces behind the transformation of Nazi doctors into mass murderers in Auschwitz and other "death camps."

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Geschichte Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Psychological aspects Germany Human experimentation in medicine Psychological aspects Germany Medical scientists Psychology Germany World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities Psychological aspects

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