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Author Weindling, Paul, author.

Title Victims and survivors of Nazi human experiments : science and suffering in the Holocaust / Paul Weindling.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  D804.3 .W3964 2015    AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "While the coerced human experiments are notorious among all the atrocities under National Socialism, they have been marginalised by mainstream historians. This book seeks to remedy the marginalisation, and to place the experiments in the context of the broad history of National Socialism and the Holocaust. Paul Weindling bases this study on the reconstruction of a victim group through individual victims' life histories, and by weaving the victims' experiences collectively together in terms of different groupings, especially gender, ethnicity and religion, age, and nationality. The timing of the experiments, where they occurred, how many victims there were, and who they were, is analysed, as are hitherto under-researched aspects such as Nazi anatomy and executions. The experiments are also linked, more broadly, to major elements in the dynamic and fluid Nazi power structure and the implementation of racial policies. The approach is informed by social history from below, exploring both the rationales and motives of perpetrators, but assessing these critically in the light of victim narratives"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1: Exploring experiments -- Part 1. Eugenics to experiments, 1933-1941 -- 2: Nazifying medical research -- 3: On the slippery slope: from eugenics to experiments -- 4: Nazi psychiatry -- 'euthanasia' research -- 5: Racial research -- 6: First SS experiments 1939-41 -- Part 2. Peak years 1942-1944 -- 7: Prisoner of war experiments -- 8: Experiments and extermination -- 9: Infectious threats 1942-44 -- Part 3. Targetting victims -- 10: Psychiatric patients -- 11: Anatomical victims -- 12: Gypsies -- 13: Jews -- 14: Prisoners of war and forced labourers -- Part 4. Experiments in perspective -- 15: Relentless research -- 16: Scale and structure -- 17: Resistance and sabotage.
Subject Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject Human experimentation in medicine -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Physicians -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Medical ethics -- Germany.
National socialism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
National socialism and medicine.
Atrocities -- History -- 20th century.
Atrocities. (OCoLC)fst00820727
Human experimentation in medicine. (OCoLC)fst00963042
Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt. (DE-588)4190101-0
Judenvernichtung. (DE-588)4073091-8
Kriegsverbrechen. (DE-588)4033151-9
Nationalsozialismus. (DE-588)4041316-0
Menschenversuch. (DE-588)4038649-1
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781441179906 (hardback)
1441179909 (hardback)
9781472579935 (paperback)
1472579933 (paperback)
Standard No. 9781472579935

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