Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide / Edition 1

Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide / Edition 1

by Michael Burleigh
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Cambridge University Press

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Ethics and Extermination: Reflections on Nazi Genocide / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780521588164
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Germans and the East: 1. The knights, nationalists and the historians; 2. Albert Brackmann, Ostforscher: the years of retirement; 3. 'See you again in Siberia': the German-Soviet war and other tragedies; Part II. 'Euthanasia': 4. Psychiatry, German society and the Nazi 'euthanasia' programme; 5. The churches, eugenics and the Nazi 'euthanasia' programme; 6. The Nazi analogy and contemporary debates on euthanasia; Part III. Extermination: 7. The racial state revisited; 8. A 'political economy of the Final Solution'? Reflections on modernity, historians and the Holocaust; 9. The realm of shadows: recent writing on the Holocaust.

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