Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide

Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide

by Michael Burleigh
     
 

This series of essays by one of today's most original and prolific scholars on German racial policy concern three interrelated aspects of Nazi Germany: relations with 'the East', 'euthanasia', and extermination. The collection includes important and wholly new contributions to the German-Soviet war and other national tragedies; to the controversial question of whether… See more details below

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This series of essays by one of today's most original and prolific scholars on German racial policy concern three interrelated aspects of Nazi Germany: relations with 'the East', 'euthanasia', and extermination. The collection includes important and wholly new contributions to the German-Soviet war and other national tragedies; to the controversial question of whether the Nazi analogy has any relevance to contemporary ethical discussions; and to the contemporary historiography, including works of fiction and literary criticism, of the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521582117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Germans and the east
1The Knights, nationalists and the historians9
2Albert Brackmann, Ostforscher: the years of retirement25
3'See you again in Siberia': the German-Soviet war and other tragedies37
Pt. II'Euthanasia'
4Psychiatry, German society and the Nazi 'euthanasia' programme113
5The Churches, eugenics and the Nazi 'euthanasia' programme130
6The Nazi analogy and contemporary debates on euthanasia142
Pt. IIIExtermination
7The racial state revisited155
8A 'political economy of the Final Solution'? Reflections on modernity, historians and the Holocaust169
9The realm of shadows: recent writing on the Holocaust183
Notes225
Index256

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