Less Than Human

Nazi Eugenics – Precursors, Policy, Aftermath


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Less Than Human

Nazi Eugenics – Precursors, Policy, Aftermath

 

We are ordinarily unaware of the degree to which our being treated as civilized, decent, autonomous, moral agents depends on our ability to look and act like such agents. To the degree that we make it impossible for other people to look and act that way, we make it easy to treat them as less than human .
John Sabini[1]
 
Only one judgement is passed on the executioner he ceases to be a human being. Though looking on his victim as less than human , he becomes his own executioner; he executes the human being inside himself. But the victim no matter what the executioner does to kill him remains a human being forever.
Vasily Grossman[2]


 

  Introduction
1. Towards Utopia
2. Racial Hygiene
3. “Euthanasia”
4. A Marching Column
5. T4
6. The Killing Centres
7. Reorganization
8. 14f13
9. Aktion Reinhard
10. Himmler and Eugenics
11. Retribution
12. Conclusion
  Appendix – Perpetrators and Accomplices
  Sources and Bibliography
  Glossary
  Notes

 


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