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Animals in the Third Reich : pets, scapegoats, and the Holocaust

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Call Number179.3 S27a
Dates2000; ©2000
Statement of ResponsibilityBoria Sax ; foreword by Klaus P. Fischer.
Creators & ContributorsSax, Boria (author)
Fischer, Klaus P. (contributor)
SummaryIn Animals in the Third Reich "Boria Sax has managed to uncover some very important connections between how the Nazis perceived and treated animals, and how they treated people, especially those—Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill and challenged—they considered to be biologically inferior." —Klaus P. Fischer
ContentsForeword / Klaus P. Fischer
Why Animals?

Part One. Animals and the Intellectual Origins of National Socialism
  • Predator and Prey
  • Romantic Terror
Part Two. The Symbolism of Animals in Nazi Germany
  • Grandfather Ape
  • Blood of the Lamb
  • The Sacrificial Pig
  • The Aryan Wolf
  • The Jewish Dog
  • Our Comrade in Arms, the Horse
Part Three. Treatment, Theory, Research
  • The Mystical Technocracy
  • Animals, Nature, and the Law
  • Animal Psychology
Part Four. Sacrifice and Death
  • Slaughter
  • Sacrifice
  • The Hell of Auschwitz
  • The Cult of Death
Appendix 1. Law on Animal Protection
Appendix 2. Brief Chronology of Legislation on Animals and Nature in the Third Reich
Physical Description 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Continuum
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted by Continuum