Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870 1945

Paul Weindling Charles Rosenberg Colin Jones


Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870 1945

Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870 1945

  • Title: Health, Race and German Politics Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870 1945
  • Author: Paul Weindling Charles Rosenberg Colin Jones
  • ISBN: 9780521423977
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback



Based on a wealth of hitherto neglected archival sources, this study analyzes the origins, social composition and impact of eugenics in the context of the social and political tension of the rapidly industrializing Nazi empire Until recently, historians of German racism have limited their analysis of the origins of the Holocaust to a handful of volkisch racial ideologies,Based on a wealth of hitherto neglected archival sources, this study analyzes the origins, social composition and impact of eugenics in the context of the social and political tension of the rapidly industrializing Nazi empire Until recently, historians of German racism have limited their analysis of the origins of the Holocaust to a handful of volkisch racial ideologies, overlooking the effects of racial ideas on biology, on the rapidly expanding medical profession and on public health services Between 1870 and 1945, German biology and medicine assumed important social aims of national reconstruction Weindling charts the rapid increase in the numbers of scientifically educated doctors who sought to solve the nation s social ills while establishing new career paths in the fight against a declining birth rate and such diseases as VD, TB and alcoholism, which were stigmatized as racial poisons The effects of issues of health and welfare on the changing relationship between the bourgeoisie and the state, and the emergence of the welfare state and the centrality of eugenics to concepts of welfare are all fully discussed Indeed, these issues are used to develop an analysis of a shift from liberalism to corporatism, which makes a significant contribution to our understanding of German social and political history Historians of medicine and social and political historians of modern Germany will be interested in this book.


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