The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics, 1927-1945

Crossing Boundaries

Author: Hans-Walter Schmuhl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402066009

Category: Science

Page: 468

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When the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics opened its doors in 1927, it could rely on wide political approval. In 1933 the institute and its founding director Eugen Fischer came under pressure to adjust, which they were able to ward off through Selbstgleichschaltung (auto-coordination). The Third Reich brought about a mutual beneficial servicing of science and politics. With their research into hereditary health and racial policies the institute’s employees provided the Brownshirt rulers with legitimating grounds. This volume traces the history of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics between democracy and dictatorship. Attention is turned to the haunting transformation of the research program, the institute’s integration into the national and international science panorama, and its relationship to the ruling power. The volume also confronts the institute’s interconnection to the political crimes of Nazi Germany terminating in bestial medical crimes.

The Origins of the Holocaust

Author: Michael Robert Marrus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311097049X

Category: History

Page: 737

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Diese Reihe bietet erstmals eine Basissammlung von Faksimiles englischsprachiger historischer Artikel zu allen Aspekten der Vernichtung der europäischen Juden. Die große Anzahl von annähernd 300 Aufsätzen aus 84 Zeitschriften und Sammlungen ermöglicht den Lesern, sich einen Überblick über diesen Themenkomplex zu verschaffen. Die Reihe beginnt mit einem Rückblick auf die Wurzeln des Antisemitismus und einer Darstellung der verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Methoden zur Erforschung des Holocaust. Die Reihe endet mit der Dokumentation der Befreiung der Konzentrationslager und mit Aufsätzen zu den Kriegsverbrecherprozessen. Der Erscheinungszeitraum umfasst die Jahre 1950 bis 1987, zu den Verfassern gehören beispielsweise Jakob Katz, Saul Friedländer, Eberhard Jäckel, Bruno Bettelheim und Herbert A. Strauss.

General Knowledge 2017

Author: S N Jha

Publisher: Kalinjar Publications

ISBN: 9351721124

Category: Study Aids

Page: 150

View: 7916


General Awareness & GK Book. useful for UPSC, IAS,Civil Services, SSC, IBPS, RRB, PCS, CDS, NDA, CBSE, Govt Jobs Exams.

The Arts, Sciences, and Literature

Author: Herbert A. Strauss,Werner Röder,Hannah Caplan,Egon Radvany,Horst Möller,Dieter Marc Schneider

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110970279

Category: Reference

Page: 1410

View: 6808


University Bulletin

A Weekly Bulletin for the Staff of the University of California

Author: University of California (System)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6018


Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1

Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships

Author: Hans Maier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135754195

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 8501


We are used to distinguishing the despotic regimes of the 20th century - communism, fascism, National Socialism, Maoism - very precisely according to place and time, origins and influences. But what should we call that which they have in common? On this question, there has been and is still a passionate debate. This book documents the first international conference on this theme, a conference that took place in September of 1994 at the University of Munich. The book shows how new models for understanding political history arose from the experience of modern despotic regimes. Here, the most important concepts - totalitarianism and political religions - are discussed and tested in terms of their usefulness.

Totalitarianism and Political Religions

Author: Michael Schäfer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714656090

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 1647


We are able to distinguish the despotic regimes of the 20th century from one another, but what do we call that which they held in common? This text documents the first international conference to discuss this question, held at the University of Munich in 1994.

Verse Plays and Epic

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691043432

Category: Poetry

Page: 318

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This volume presents the four plays and the narrative poem that, along with Faust, established Goethe as one of the masters of European verse drama and epic. These works in particular display a balance between poetic form and ethical sensibility that characterizes much of Goethe's work during the era of Weimar Classicism. Here we are offered new translations of the dramas Iphigenia in Tauris, Torquato Tasso, The Natural Daughter, and Pandora and of the epic poem Hermann and Dorothea.

Goethe's Art of Living

Author: Katharina Mommsen,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,John Whaley,John Crosetto,Renée Schell

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412003393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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Goethe researcher Katharine Mommsen draws the reader into the fascinating life of Germany's greatest literary genius, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). We discover how ordinary items such as the food we eat or the beverages we drink, and everyday activities like hiking, ice-skating, horseback riding, dancing the waltz, and music-making acquire fresh meaning within Goethe's own pantheistic life philosophy. He directed his wisdom toward keeping body and soul healthy, lively, focused, and strong as a basis for a fuller life - for him it became an essential part of the poet's worldly gospel. This book which is composed around hundreds of excerpts from Goethe's works, correspondences and conversations transcends biography, and shows us the poet's art of living in its richness in wit and wisdom, goodness, and love for humanity.