Dr Robert Jay Lifton THE NAZI DOCTORS:
                        Medical Killing and the
                            Psychology of Genocide ©
 
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FOREWORD        xi  
         
  Introduction: “This World Is Not This World”     3  
         
  PART I        
  “LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE”:
THE GENETIC CURE 
19  
       
    Introduction to Part I    21  
  1.  Sterilization and the Nazi Biomedical Vision   22  
  2.   “Euthanasia”: Direct Medical Killing    45  
  3.  Resistance to Direct Medical Killing   80  
  4.  “Wild Euthanasia” : The Doctors Take Over   96  
  5.  Participants   103  
  6.  Bringing “Euthanasia” to the Camps: Action Special Treatment 14f13   134  
         
  PART II        
  AUSCHWITZ: THE RACIAL CURE   145  
       
    Introduction to Part II    147  
  7.   The Auschwitz Institution    152  
  8.  Selections on the Ramp   163  
  9.  Selections in the Camp    180  
  10.   Socialization to Killing   193  
  11.   Prisoner Doctors: The Agony of Selections   214  
  12.  Prisoner Doctors: Struggles to Heal   226  
         
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  13.  Prisoner Doctors: Collaboration with Nazi Doctors   239  
  14.  Killing with Syringes: Phenol Injections    254  
  15.  The Experimental Impulse   269  
  16.   “A Human Being in an SS Uniform” : Ernst B.   303  
  17.  Dr. Auschwitz: Josef Mengele   337  
  18.   Healing Killing Conflict: Eduard Wirths    384  
         
  PART III        
  THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENOCIDE   415  
       
    Introduction to Part III  417  
  19.  Doubling: The Faustian Bargain   418  
  20.  The Auschwitz Self: Psychological Themes in Doubling   430  
  21.  Genocide  466  
         
    Afterword: Bearing Witness   501  
         
         
  LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS    506  
  NOTES   507  
  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS   540  
  INDEX    545  
 
 
 
 
THE NAZI DOCTORS:
Medical Killing and the
Psychology of Genocide

Robert J. Lifton
ISBN 0-465-09094
© 1986
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