The Nuremberg Interviews

Author: Leon Goldensohn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307429105

Category: History

Page: 528

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During the Nuremberg trials, Leon Goldensohn—a U.S. Army psychiatrist—monitored the mental health of two dozen Germans leaders charged with carrying out genocide. These recorded conversations went largely unexamined for more than fifty years, until Robert Gellately—one of the premier historians of Nazi Germany—made them available to the public in this remarkable collection. Here are interviews with the likes of Hans Frank, Hermann Goering, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Joachim von Ribbentrop—the highest ranking Nazi officials in the Nuremberg jails. Here too are interviews with lesser-known officials essential to the inner workings of the Third Reich. Candid and often shockingly truthful, The Nuremberg Interviews is a profound addition to our understanding of the Nazi mind and mission.
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Visualizing Atrocity

Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Author: Valerie Hartouni

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769764

Category: History

Page: 199

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Taking Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure,Visualizing Atrocityreassesses the myths that have come to shape and limit our understanding of the Nazi genocide as well as totalitarianism's broader, constitutive, and recurrent features. These myths are inextricably tied to the atrocity imagery that emerged with the liberation of the concentration camps and played an especially important, evidentiary role in the post-war trials of perpetrators. At the 1945 Nuremberg Tribunal, particular practices of looking were first established, and later reinforced and institutionalized through Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem as simply part of the fabric of historical fact. These ways of seeing have come to constitute a certain visual rhetoric that drives contemporary mythmaking about how we know genocide and what is permitted to count as such. In contrast, Arendt's claims about the "banality of evil" work to disrupt this visual rhetoric. More significantly still, they direct our attention well beyond the figure of Eichmann to a world organized now as then by practices and processes that, while designed to sustain and even enhance life, work as well to efface it.
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The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

Author: Jack El-Hai

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610391578

Category: History

Page: 304

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In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Göring arrived at an American-run detention center in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. The suitcases contained all manner of paraphernalia: medals, gems, two cigar cutters, silk underwear, a hot water bottle, and the equivalent of 1 million in cash. Hidden in a coffee can, a set of brass vials housed glass capsules containing a clear liquid and a white precipitate: potassium cyanide. Joining Göring in the detention center were the elite of the captured Nazi regime—Grand Admiral Dönitz; armed forces commander Wilhelm Keitel and his deputy Alfred Jodl; the mentally unstable Robert Ley; the suicidal Hans Frank; the pornographic propagandist Julius Streicher—fifty-two senior Nazis in all, of whom the dominant figure was Göring. To ensure that the villainous captives were fit for trial at Nuremberg, the US army sent an ambitious army psychiatrist, Captain Douglas M. Kelley, to supervise their mental well-being during their detention. Kelley realized he was being offered the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to discover a distinguishing trait among these arch-criminals that would mark them as psychologically different from the rest of humanity. So began a remarkable relationship between Kelley and his captors, told here for the first time with unique access to Kelley's long-hidden papers and medical records. Kelley's was a hazardous quest, dangerous because against all his expectations he began to appreciate and understand some of the Nazi captives, none more so than the former Reichsmarshall, Hermann Göring. Evil had its charms.
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Congress Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

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Eichmann in Jerusalem

A Report on the Banality of Evil

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101007167

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.
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The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen trial, 1945-1958

atrocity, law, and history

Author: Hilary Camille Earl

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Based on extensive archival research, this book offers the first historical examination of the arrest, trial, and punishment of the leaders of the SS-Einsatzgruppen - the mobile security and killing units employed by the Nazis in their racial war on the eastern front. Sent to the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, four units of Einsatzgruppen along with reinforcements, murdered approximately one million Soviet civilians in open air shootings and in gas vans and, in 1947, twenty-four leaders of these units were indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes for their part in the murders. In addition to a describing the legal proceedings, this book also examines recent historiographical trends and perpetrator paradigms and expounds on such contested issues as the timing and genesis of the Final Solution, the perpetrators' route to crime and their motivation for killing, as well as discussing the tensions between law and history.
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Anatomy of Malice

The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals

Author: Joel E. Dimsdale

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300220677

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings. Before the war crimes trial began, it was self-evident to most people that the Nazi leaders were demonic maniacs. But when the interviews and psychological tests were completed, the answer was no longer so clear. The findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden away for decades and the research became a topic for vituperative disputes. Gilbert thought that the war criminals’ malice stemmed from depraved psychopathology. Kelley viewed them as morally flawed, ordinary men who were creatures of their environment. Who was right? Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals, Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.
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Leni

the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl

Author: Steven Bach

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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An unsparing biography of the controversial filmmaker draws on interviews with colleagues and friends, as well as on previously unknown recordings of Riefenstahl herself, to detail her passionate involvement with the Nazis, her secret agreements with them and with Hitler, her use of slave labor, and her efforts to distance herself from her Nazi sponsors after the war. 30,000 first printing.
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Jewish Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780827608009

Category: Jews

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A Curious Madness

An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

Author: Eric Jaffe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451612052

Category: History

Page: 304

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Recounts a U.S. Army psychiatrist's efforts to establish Japanese civilian Okawa Shumei's actual role in a range of audacious war activities during World War II.
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American Nuremberg

The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes

Author: Rebecca Gordon

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510703381

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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America goes on trial for war crimes in this persuasively argued book from the author of Mainstreaming Torture. In the aftermath of 9/11, the Bush administration initiated a war on terror that systematically violated international law. In the name of national security, the United States government established secret detention centers (aka “black sites”) and carried out torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, and massive surveillance of its own citizens. Though there is overwhelming evidence of these human rights violations, no action has been taken to pursue justice for the victims. No high US official has been charged for enacting these policies, considered by legal experts around the world to be war crimes. Between 1945 and 1949, the United States and its allies put nearly two hundred Nazi war criminals on trial, a towering political achievement that established the legitimacy of international law. Philosopher and ethicist Rebecca Gordon argues that America must now either apply the same principles to its own officials or risk undoing its legacy as leader of the free world. In American Nuremberg, she not only makes a compelling case for the prosecution, but also lays out the legal groundwork that would make such a tribunal possible in our time.
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The Hand

How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture

Author: Frank R. Wilson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679740473

Category: Science

Page: 397

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Drawing from anthropology, physiology, and neurology, and using the examples of jugglers, surgeons, musicians, and puppetmakers, the author explores the role of the hand in how humans learn and form their identities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth sciences

Page: N.A

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The greatest battle

Stalin, Hitler, and the desperate struggle for Moscow that changed the course of World War II

Author: Andrew Nagorski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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An account of a pivotal World War II battle that marked Hitler's first defeat and changed the course of the war offers insight into such contributing factors as the conflict's large-scale troop commitment, the limited resources that compromised Stalin and Hitler's armies, and Roosevelt's early support of the Russian war effort. 35,000 first printing.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Author: Robert Gellately

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019872828X

Category: History

Page: 384

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At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared--however briefly--to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened. This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distills our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era.
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Doctors and the Law

Author: Hon Hiller B Zobel (Ret ),Stephen N. Rous,Stephen N Rous M D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539176015

Category:

Page: 272

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Terror blended with rage is the natural and inevitable reaction of any healthcare professional suddenly facing a malpractice claim. Even a doctor merely testifying as an ordinary witness or expert, can undergo acute feelings of uncertainty as to role and performance. This book is designed to educate, soothe, and encourage anyone entering the stormy seas of litigation. The authors of Doctors and the Law share the wisdom of an unlikely pair of friends: one a retired Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the other a Surgeon/Urologist and Emeritus Professor. Hon. Hiller B. Zobel and Stephen N. Rous, MD have maintained a decades-long friendship while simultaneously pursuing their independent professional paths. In 1993, they first teamed up to produce the original version of this book in an effort to help inform and guide clinicians who find themselves needing to navigate the unfamiliar waters of the legal system. This second edition, provides similar material and incorporates current day challenges presented by the now ubiquitous presence of social media, mobile devices, and electronic health records. Their combined perspectives and anecdotal approach to the subject matter, make this book an essential read for anyone who finds themselves embroiled in a legal situation, or is simply interested in learning an insider's perspective of the inner workings of our justice system.
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