The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Sep 1, 1997 - History - 421 pages
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Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies, Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic destruction of Jews and Gypsies. He describes how the
  

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This is the single best overview of Aktion T-4 ever written. Period.

Contents

The Setting
1
Excluding the Handicapped
23
Killing Handicapped Children
39
Killing Handicapped Adults
62
The Killing Centers
86
Toward the Killing Pause
111
The Expanded Killing Program
136
The Continued Killing Program
151
Managers and Supervisors
187
Physicians and Other Killers
216
Excluding Gypsies
246
Killing Handicapped Jews
263
The Final Solution
284
NOTES
303
BIBLIOGRAPHY
385
INDEX
403

The Handicapped Victims
164

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About the author (1997)

Henry Friedlander was professor of history in the department of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and coeditor of the 26-volume Archives of the Holocaust Series.

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