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(The numbers in brackets refer to the original, complete citation of a particular reference in each chapter. The dates in brackets denote original publication of a title.) 
Introduction: “This World Is Not This World” 
1. Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (New York: Viking, 1963). 
2. Otto Rank, Beyond Psychology (New York: Dover, 1958 [1941]). 
3. Robert Jay Lifton, The Life of the Self: Toward a New Psychology (New York: Basic Books, 1983 [1976]); The Broken Connection: On Death and the Continuity of Life (New York: Basic Books, 1983 [1979).  
4. See Lifton, Broken Connection [3], chap. 1.  
5. George L. Mosse, The Crisis of German Ideology: Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1964), p. 4. 
6. Robert Jay Lifton, Revolutionary Immortality: Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (New York: W.W. Norton, 1971 [1968]).  
7. See Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967 [1961]); Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History: Mass Death and the American Future (New York: Harper & Row, 1975); Arendt, Eichmann [1]. Hilberg's expanded edition of his classic work was too recent to consult fully for this book; see The Destruction of the European Jews, 3 vols., rev. and. definitive ed. (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1985).  
8. Hilberg, Destruction [7], p. 256. 
9. A slightly different, published version is found in Ella Lingens-Reiner, Prisoners of Fear (London: Gollancz, 1948), pp. 1-2.  
10. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (Boston: Houghton Muffin, 1943 [1925-26]), p. 435.  
11 . Ibid., pp. 150, 300-308, 312-13. For scholarly treatments of Hitler’s (and earlier) metaphors for the Jews, see Eberhard Jäckel, Hitler’s Weltanschauung: A Blueprint for Power (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1972 [1969]); Rudolph Binion, Hitler Among the Germans (New York: Elsevier, 1976); Lucy S. Dawidowicz, The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945 (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1975), pp. 19-21, 55-56; Uriel Tal, Christians and Jews in Germany: Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Second Reich, 1870-1914 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975), pp. 259-89. 
12. Hans Buchheim, quoted in Helmut Krausnick, “The Persecution of the Jews,” in Krausnick et al., Anatomy of the SS State (New York: Walker, 1968 [1965]), p. 15.  
13. Hilberg, Destruction [7], p. 12.  
14. J. P. Stern, Hitler: The Führer and the People (Glasgow: Fontana/Collins, 197 1), p. 70. The celebration of that religious impulse was epitomized by the gigantic Nuremberg rally of 1934, whose theme, “The Triumph of the Will,” became the title of Leni Riefenstahl’s noted film. Riefenstahl, in an interview with an assistant of mine, made clear that Hitler himself provided that slogan.
Medical Killing and the
Psychology of Genocide

Robert J. Lifton
ISBN 0-465-09094
© 1986
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