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
Genre
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?
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glass, James M
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
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Antisemitism
  • Eugenics
  • Antisemitism
  • Eugenics
  • War
  • Eugenetica
  • Nationaal-socialisme
  • Antisemitisme
  • Holocaust
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Euthanasie
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Germany
Label
Life unworthy of life : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The enthusiasts of death -- The indifference thesis and science as power -- Scientific practice and the assault on the Jewish body -- Psychotic preconditions to mass murder -- Documentary evidence against indifference -- The phobic group and the constructed enemy -- The uniqueness of the Holocaust -- Taboo, blood, and purification ritual -- Murderous groups as normal groups -- Psychosis and the moral position of enthusiasm -- The politics and process of hate
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465098446
Lccn
97020118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36865713
  • (OCoLC)ocm36865713
Label
Life unworthy of life : racial phobia and mass murder in Hitler's Germany, James M. Glass
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The enthusiasts of death -- The indifference thesis and science as power -- Scientific practice and the assault on the Jewish body -- Psychotic preconditions to mass murder -- Documentary evidence against indifference -- The phobic group and the constructed enemy -- The uniqueness of the Holocaust -- Taboo, blood, and purification ritual -- Murderous groups as normal groups -- Psychosis and the moral position of enthusiasm -- The politics and process of hate
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465098446
Lccn
97020118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36865713
  • (OCoLC)ocm36865713

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