"The Nazi Doctors" by Robert Jay Lifton
This paper is a critical analysis of "The Nazi Doctors", by Robert Jay Lifton, sub-title of the book, "Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide," that discusses the psychology behind medical doctors' roles in the Nazi atrocities.
# 18693 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1991 |
Published on Feb 15, 2003 in Literature (American) , History (European - World Wars) , Medical and Health (General)
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From the Paper:"This study will present a critical analysis of "The Nazi Doctors", by Robert Jay Lifton. The sub-title of the book, "Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide," describes the author's viewpoint and intentions.
The main theme of the book is, indeed, the mind of the Nazi doctor, in general, who committed the most inhumane crimes against helpless victims in the name of "science" or "medicine." From documents available at conferences on the Holocaust, the author "began to realize the extraordinary importance of doctors in general for the Nazi killing project".
The author recognized that he was dealing not only with barely speakable horrors, but also that he was running the risk, with his psychological study, of giving the impression that such ghastly evil could somehow be "understood.""
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