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Between 1939 and 1945 the Nazis systematically murdered as many as 200,000 mentally ill or physically disabled people whom they stigmatised as 'life unworthy of life'. This book is the first full-scale study in English of this complex and covert series of operations known as the 'euthanasia' programme. Using a wealth of original archive material, Michael Burleigh considers the role of all those involved in the programme: bureaucrats, doctors, nurses, health officials, lawyers, clerics, and also parents, relatives and the patients themselves. 'History writing is rarely this moving, or so admirably, effectively, moralistic' David Ceserani, The Guardian 'This is a terrible book. Everyone ought to read it. It is difficult to believe that this account could be improved upon' Anthony Storr, The Times 'Outstanding and chilling [Michael Burleigh] provides one of the most penetrating insights yet written into the individual mentalities - and the resulting collective "mentality" - of Nazism.' Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Telegraph 'An impressive and harrowing book whose suppleness, fluency and accretion of case histories and anecdotes particularise the horror.' Jonathan Meades, Mail on Sunday
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Between 1939 and 1945 the Nazis systematically murdered as many as 200,000 mentally ill or physically disabled people whom they stigmatised as 'life unworthy of life'. Death and Deliverance is the first full-scale study in English of this so-called 'euthanasia' programme, and is based on extensive and profoundly disturbing archival material.About the Author:
Michael Burleigh is Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History at Cardiff University. He is currently William R. Kenan Visiting Professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He is the author of six well-received books.
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Book Description Pan Books, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110330488392
Book Description Pan Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0330488392 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1034209