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Eugenics: Initial Bibliography on Nazi Eugenics

September 28, 2011

Introductory Bibliography on Nazi Eugenics Movement

Sachsenhausen- prelude to Auschwitz: where French coal miners, Soviet POWS, Polish intellectuals among others, joined Jews and Gypsies in death.

– Allen, Garland, E. “Was Nazi Eugenics Created in the US.” European Molecular Biology Organization. 5:4 (2004) pp. 451-452

– Benedict, Susan and Jochen Kuhla. “Nurses Participation in the Euthanasia Programs of Nazi Germany.” Western Journal of Nursing Research. 21:2 (1999), pp. 246-63.

– Black, Edwin. War Against The Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign To Create A Master Race. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows: 2003

– Bock, Gisella.`Racism and Sexism in Nazi Germany: Motherhood, Compulsory Sterilizations and the State’ in When Biology Becomes Destiny: Women in the Weimar Republic. ed by Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossman and Marion Kaplan (NY: Monthly Review Press: 1984:271-96)

– Burleigh, Michael. Death and Deliverance: `Euthanasia’ in Germany: 1900-1945. London: Cambridge University Press: 1994

– Gallagher, Hugh Gregory. By Trust Betrayed: Patients, Physicians,and the License to Kill in the Third Reich. Henry Holt and Co. 1990

– Hudson, Lee. “From Small Beginnings: The Euthanasia of Children With Disabilities in Nazi Germany.” Child Health. 47 (2011) pp.508-511.

– Karenburg, Alex. “Neurosciences and the Third Reich, Introduction.” Journal of the History of Neurosciences. 15:3 (2006) pp. 168-172.

– Kessler, Karl. “Physicians and the Nazi Euthanasia Program.” International Journal of Mental Health.”  36:1 (2007). pp. 4-16.

– Kuhl, Stefan. The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism and German National Socialism. Oxford University Press. New York. 1994.

– Proctor, Robert N. Racial Hygiene: Medicine Under The Nazis. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press: 1988

– Seeman, Mary. “What Happened After T-4? Starvation of Pyschiatric Patients in Nazi Germany?” International Journal of Mental Health. 35:4 (2007) pp. 5-10

– Strous, Rael. “Nazi Euthanasia of the Mentally Ill at Hadamar.” American Journal of Psychiatry. 161:1 (2006). p.27

– Vermaat, J. A. “Euthanasia in the Third Reich: Lessons for Today?” Ethics and Medicine. 18:1 (2002) pp. 21-32

Video: Killing Fields of the Third Reich (based in large measure on Burleigh’s book)

– Wallace, Max. American Axis: Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of the Third Reich. St. Martin’s Press: 2003


Related Links:

Eugenics: The Scalpel and the Sword (on the involuntary sterilization of Native Americans in the 1970s)

Partial Bibliography on Native American Sterilizations in the 1970s

Article: `Hitler’s Hero Henrich Ford. Le Monde Diplomatique. May 2007

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