Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust

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A&C Black, 2000 - History - 206 pages
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This book is a must for all collections in German history and animal rights. It is a deep and profound reflection on the complex and perplexing ways that animals can shape human culture and politics. >
 

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Not difficult to read from a reading perspective, but 'hard to read' in another sense. Requires some deep AND broad thinking because Boria Sax makes SO many references ' all over the map' Read full review

Contents

Illustrations
9
Foreword by Klaus P Fischer
11
Acknowledgments
13
Why Animals?
15
Animals and the Intellectual Origins of National Socialism
25
Predator and Prey
27
Romantic Terror
36
The Symbolism of Animals in Nazi Germany
45
Treatment Theory Research
99
The Mystical Technocracy
101
Animals Nature and the Law
110
Animal Psychology
124
Sacrifice and Death
137
Slaughter
139
Sacrifice
151
The Hell of Auschwitz
159

Grandfather Ape
47
Blood of the Lamb
56
The Sacrificial Pig
64
The Aryan Wolf
72
The Jewish Dog
81
Our Comrade in Arms the Horse
92
The Cult of Death
166
Law on Animal Protection
175
Brief Chronology of Legislation on Animals
181
Index
201
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Boria Sax received his doctorate in Intellectual History from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He has been a consultant to many human-rights organizations including Amnesty International, Helsinki Watch, and the International League. He is founder of the nonprofit organization Nature in Legend and Story (NILAS, Inc.), which is dedicated "to promoting understanding of traditional bonds between human beings and the natural world." He is the author of several books and many articles, and lives in Westchester County, New York.

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