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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but harrowing, 15 May 2010
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This book is a detailed history of euthanasia in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. It lays out the thinking of the professionals who abhorred the waste of money on those 'unworthy of life', allowing the growth of an ethos that found killing the mentally & physically ill acceptable. Burleigh details the lives of some of the tens of thousands who perished in the aktions of T4 - it made me weep. He also looks at the perpetrators - professionals & otherwise. A disturbing but necessary book.
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