Psychotherapy In The Third Reich

Psychotherapy in the Third Reich
Publisher Transaction Publishers
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Category Psychology
Total Pages 461
ISBN 1412832365
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The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony of those in the field who had emigrated from Germany to escape Nazi persecution, Cocks learned that there was more to the story. He looked to several interesting shards of evidence that pointed to the possibility that one could reconstruct a history of morally questionable professional developments in German psychotherapy during the Third Reich. The evidence included: existence of a journal for psychotherapy published continuously from 1928 to 1944; accounts of a psychotherapist who assumed leadership of his colleagues and who was a relative of the powerful Nazi leader Hermann Goring; and a strong psychotherapeutic lobby in German medicine that was intellectually impoverished but apparently not destroyed by the expulsion of the prominent and predominantly Jewish psychoanalytic movement. Non-Jewish psychoanalysts and psychotherapists had in fact pursued their profession under the aegis of the so-called Goring Institute, with substantial support from agencies of the Nazi party, the Reich government, the military, and private business. Much research has been done in the ten years since the first edition of this book was published, hence the need for a second edition. Included is more information on the history of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Nazi Germany, on the social history of the Third Reich, and on the history of the professions in Germany. Three new chapters analyze postwar developments and conflicts as well as broader issues of continuity and discontinuity in the history of modern Germany and the West. In addition, the author has reorganized the volume along chronological and narrative lines for greater ease of reading. "Psychotherapy in the Third Reich "is an important work for psychotherapists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, sociologists, and historians.

Psychotherapy in the Third Reich
  • Author : Geoffrey Cocks
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01

The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony

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Psychotherapy in the Third Reich
  • Author : Thomas Blomberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-27

The idea for this book sprang from Geoffrey Cocks' curiosity as to what happened in the new, dynamic field of psychotherapy hi Germany with the advent of Hitler. While traditional views merely asserted that the Nazis destroyed the field of psychotherapy in Germany, a viewpoint justifiably based on the testimony

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Nazi Culture
  • Author : George Lachmann Mosse
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2003

George L. Mosse's extensive analysis of Nazi culture - ground-breaking upon its original publication in 1966 - is now offered to readers of a new generation. Selections from newspapers, novellas, plays, and diaries as well as the public pronouncements of Nazi leaders, churchmen, and professors describe National Socialism in practice and

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Death of a  Jewish Science
  • Author : James E. Goggin,Eileen Brockman Goggin
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2001

Examining the role of the continual trauma that the Third Reich had on individual psychoanalysts, this text tracks the events of the transformation of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute into the Goring Institute.

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Inside Nazi Germany
  • Author : Detlev Peukert
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-01

This book by Detlev Peukert is a survey of the complex experiences and attitudes of ordinary German people between 1933 and 1945. It records how people lived during this period, how they evaded or accepted the regime's demands, and where they positioned themselves along the spectrum between the front lines, side lines,

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The State of Health
  • Author : Geoffrey Cocks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-12

The first book to explore and analyse the experience of illness in German society under National Socialism

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Nazi Hunger Politics
  • Author : Gesine Gerhard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

During World War II, millions of Soviet soldiers in German captivity died of hunger and starvation. Their fate was not the unexpected consequence of a war that took longer than anticipated. It was the calculated strategy of a small group of economic planners around Herbert Backe, the second Reich Minister

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Children of Nazis
  • Author : Tania Crasnianski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06

In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they eventually discovered the

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The Collective Silence
  • Author : Barbara Heimannsberg,Christoph J Schmidt
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13

The silence surrounding the Holocaust continues to prevent healing - whether of the victims, Nazis, or the generations that followed them. The telling of the stories surrounding the Holocaust - all the stories - is essential if we are to understand what happened, recognize the part of human nature that

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History vs  Apologetics
  • Author : David Cymet
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10

Set within the context of the political and ideological developments of the time, History vs. Apologetics examines the role played by the Catholic Church in the rise and consolidation of the Third Reich and in particular with regard to the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Distanced in the beginning, the

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Third Reich in the Unconscious
  • Author : Vamik D. Volkan,Gabriele Ast,William F. Greer, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06

The Third Reich in the Unconscious: Transgenerational Transmission and Its Consequences examines the effects of the Holocaust on second-generation survivors and specifically describes how historical images and trauma are transferred. The authors reveal the many ways in which the psychological legacy of the Nazi regime manifests itself in subsequent generations

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A History of Nazi Germany
  • Author : Joseph W. Bendersky
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2000

Bendersky (history, VA Commonwealth Univ.) supplies an incisive introduction to the Nazi regime, employing both narrative and analytical approaches to account for Hitler's rise to power, Nazi ideology, the polycratic nature of the regime, territorial expansion, and the Final Solution. The second edition of his 1984 book (CH, Oct'85) features expanded

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The Political Diary of Alfred Rosenberg and the Onset of the Holocaust
  • Author : Jürgen Matthäus,Frank Bajohr
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-09-28

In December 2013, after years of exhaustive search, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum received more than four hundred pages of diary notes written by one of the most prominent Nazis, the Party’s chief ideologue and Reich minister for the occupied Soviet territories Alfred Rosenberg. By combining Rosenberg’s diary

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Character Analysis
  • Author : Wilhelm Reich
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02

Reich's classic work on the development and treatment of human character disorders, first published in 1933. As a young clinician in the 1920s, Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive technique of character analysis, in which the sum total of typical character attitudes developed by an individual as a

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Personal Names  Hitler  and the Holocaust
  • Author : I. M. Nick
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-05-13

During the Third Reich, in the name of national security, the Nazis introduced legislation to quickly and easily mark residents with Jewish heritage to expedite their isolation, deportation, and final extermination. Then as now, the tool used for this lethal demarcation was as innocuous as it was ubiquitous: personal names.

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