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Title The Nazi symbiosis : human genetics and politics in the Third Reich / Sheila Faith Weiss.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (383 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Human genetics -- Political aspects -- Germany -- 20th century.
Human genetics -- Government policy -- Germany -- 20th century.
Human genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Germany -- 20th century.
National socialism and science.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Genre History
Contents An old legend and a new legacy -- Human heredity and eugenics make their international debut -- The devil's directors at Dahlem -- The Munich pact -- The politics of professional talk -- Politicized pedagogy -- The international human genetics community faces Nazi Germany -- The road not taken elsewhere : was there something unique about human heredity during the Third Reich?
Summary The Faustian bargain--in which an individual or group collaborates with an evil entity in order to obtain knowledge, power, or material gain--is perhaps best exemplified by the alliance between world-renowned human geneticists and the Nazi state. Under the swastika, German scientists descended into the moral abyss, perpetrating heinous medical crimes at Auschwitz and at euthanasia hospitals. But why did biomedical researchers accept such a bargain?
Other Title Print version: Weiss, Sheila Faith. Nazi symbiosis. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226891767