Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna Edith Sheffer

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Author: Edith Sheffer
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Book Title
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Author
Edith Sheffer
ISBN
9780393357790
In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds--especially those thought to lack social skills--claiming the Reich had no place for them. Hans Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest child killing centers. In this unflinching history, Sheffer exposes Asperger's complicity in the murderous policies of the Third Reich.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Edith ShefferPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 03/10/2020ISBN: 9780393357790Pages: 320Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.80d

In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds--especially those thought to lack social skills--claiming the Reich had no place for them. Hans Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest child killing centers. In this unflinching history, Sheffer exposes Asperger's complicity in the murderous policies of the Third Reich.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edith Sheffer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/10/2020
ISBN: 9780393357790
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.80d

In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds--especially those thought to lack social skills--claiming the Reich had no place for them. Hans Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest child killing centers. In this unflinching history, Sheffer exposes Asperger's complicity in the murderous policies of the Third Reich.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Edith Sheffer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/10/2020
ISBN: 9780393357790
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.80d