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Asperger's Children

The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Autor: Edith Sheffer
Sprecher: Christa Lewis
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 33 Min.
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In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully in society. 

Depicted as a compassionate and devoted researcher, Asperger was in fact deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry. Although he did offer individualized care to children he deemed promising, he also prescribed harsh institutionalization and even transfer to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich's deadliest killing centers, for children with greater disabilities, who, he held, could not integrate into the community.  

With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer's scrupulous research reveals the heartbreaking voices and experiences of many of these children, while also illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloging people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality, and biological defects - labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination.

©2018 Edith Sheffer (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Fantastic book!

I recommend this book dearly to anyone having to do with Asperger’s in one form or another, especially to women on the autism spectrum! Being German, diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 49, having lived through my childhood at a time when the Euthanasia doctors, including Asperger himself, were still alive and shaping the professional view on children with difficulties to adapt to society, I recognise a lot of what this book describes (although, thank goodness, the times of killing were over). It is apparent that the reader, Christa Lewis, is bilingual, her pronunciation of the German names and terms is flawless, and she knows how to hold one’s attention while reading.