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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

by Edith Sheffer Author

During the bloody Third Reich, Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds—especially those thought to lack social skills—claiming the Reich had no place for them. Hans Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain “autistic” children into productive citizens, while transferring others to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich’s deadliest child killing centers. This unflinching history exposes Asperger’s complicity in the murderous policies of the Third Reich, while delving into the history of one little-known aspect of the Nazis' systematic massacre of disabled people.

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