The Resource "Life unworthy of life" : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass

"Life unworthy of life" : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass

Label
"Life unworthy of life" : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany
Title
"Life unworthy of life"
Title remainder
racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany
Statement of responsibility
James M. Glass
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this pathbreaking work of intellectual and cultural history, James M. Glass provides a provocative new answer to the questions that bedevil us to this day: How and why did so many ordinary Germans participate in the Final Solution? And how did they come to regard Jews as less than human and "deserving" of extermination?"--BOOK JACKET. "Glass, a leading scholar of political psychology and political theory, argues that the answers lie in the rise of a particular ethos of public health and sanitation that emerged from the German medical establishment and filtered down to the common people. Building his argument on a trove of documentary evidence, including the records of the German medical community and of other professional groups, he traces the development, in the years following World War I, of theories of "racial hygiene" that singled out the Jews as an infectious disease that had to be eradicated if the Aryan race were to survive - as "life unworthy of life," in the words of Nazi propagandists and German scientists. In their zeal to preserve the health of the German Volk, he observes, the people of the Third Reich became willing participants in the Final Solution, thinking of themselves not as executioners, but as highly motivated actors in a culture-wide sanitation project with the objective of purifying blood and genes."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glass, James M
Dewey number
940.53/18
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.G587 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Antisemitism
  • Eugenics
Target audience
adult
Label
"Life unworthy of life" : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Contents
  • Psychotic Preconditions to Mass Murder
  • 5.
  • Documentary Evidence Against Indifference
  • 6.
  • The Phobic Group and the Constructed Enemy
  • 7.
  • The Uniqueness of the Holocaust
  • 8.
  • Taboo, Blood, and Purification Ritual
  • 9.
  • Prologue: The Ground of Killing
  • Murderous Groups as Normal Groups
  • 10.
  • Psychosis and the Moral Position of Enthusiasm
  • 11.
  • The Politics and Process of Hate
  • Epilogue: The Site of Killing
  • 1.
  • The Enthusiasts of Death
  • 2.
  • The Indifference Thesis and Science as Power
  • 3.
  • Scientific Practice and the Assault on the Jewish Body
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780465098446
Lccn
97020118 //r97
System control number
  • OCM36865713
  • CARL036865713
Label
"Life unworthy of life" : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Contents
  • Psychotic Preconditions to Mass Murder
  • 5.
  • Documentary Evidence Against Indifference
  • 6.
  • The Phobic Group and the Constructed Enemy
  • 7.
  • The Uniqueness of the Holocaust
  • 8.
  • Taboo, Blood, and Purification Ritual
  • 9.
  • Prologue: The Ground of Killing
  • Murderous Groups as Normal Groups
  • 10.
  • Psychosis and the Moral Position of Enthusiasm
  • 11.
  • The Politics and Process of Hate
  • Epilogue: The Site of Killing
  • 1.
  • The Enthusiasts of Death
  • 2.
  • The Indifference Thesis and Science as Power
  • 3.
  • Scientific Practice and the Assault on the Jewish Body
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 252 p.
Isbn
9780465098446
Lccn
97020118 //r97
System control number
  • OCM36865713
  • CARL036865713

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