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

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

University Bulletin

A Weekly Bulletin for the Staff of the University of California

Author: University of California (System)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Totalitarianism and Political Religions, Volume 1

Concepts for the Comparison of Dictatorships

Author: Hans Maier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135754195

Category: History

Page: 424

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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.

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.

Totalitarianism and Political Religions

Author: Michael Schäfer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714656090

Category: Political Science

Page: 406

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Totalitarianism and political religions. Vol. 1, Concepts for the comparison of dictatorships / edited by Hans Maier.

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.

Selected Poems

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691036588

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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This new series brings into modern English a reliable translation of a representative portion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's vast body of work. This edition, selected from over 140 volumes in German, is the new standard in English, and contains poetry, drama, fiction, memoir, criticism, and scientific writing by the man who is probably the most influential writer in the German language. The executive editors of this collection are Victor Lange of Princeton University, Eric Blackall of Cornell University, and Cyrus Hamlin of Yale University.Princeton University Press is proud to be the distributor of the twelve volumes in hardcover of the originating publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag. In addition, Princeton will issue paperback reprints of these volumes over the next two years, beginning with volumes one through three.Goethe, the founder of the poetry of experience, created a body of poetry that is unsurpassed in lucidity of speech and imagery and in instinct for melody and rhythm. Nonetheless, many of his poems are relatively unknown to English-speaking audiences, partly because of the difficulties they have posed to translators. This volume contains translations, side by side with the German originals, of Goethe's major poems--all prepared by eminent American and English writers, and all attesting to his poetic genius.Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development. Faust is made available to the English reader in a completely new translation that communicates both its poetic variety and its many levels of tone. The language is present-day English, and Goethe's formal and rhythmic variety is reproduced in all its richness.The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

The Engraver

Author: Hermann Stehr,Kerry Nitz

Publisher: K A Nitz

ISBN: 0473212056

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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As a reward for helping his bankrupt drunkard brother, Josef Schramm is beaten up and left for dead. He survives this misfortune and struggles back to health, but can his generosity and humanity survive his return to society? "I don't know what you so love in us Scandinavians, since you have your Hermann Stehr anyway." Knut Hamsun, Nobel Laureate in Literature (1920) Hermann Stehr (1864-1940) was a Silesian author of over thirty novels and novellas. He was awarded the Bauernfeld Prize (1907), the Fastenrath Prize (1911), the Schiller Prize (1913), the Rathenau Prize (1930), the Wartburg Rose (1932), the Goethe Medal for Art and Science (1932) and the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt-am-Main (1933), and appointed as a founding member of the Prussian Literary Academy (1926).