By Horst Biesold
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48-1984. Page v Contents Publisher's Introduction vii Preface to the German Edition xi Acknowledgments xvii Introduction Henry Friedlander 1 1 From Social Darwinism to National Socialism 13 2 The Concept of Hereditary Deafness under National Socialism 28 3 Teacher-Collaborators 42 4 Forced Abortions 84 5 Deaf Collaboration: REGEDE 91 6 Deaf Resistance 109 7 The Jewish Deaf in Germany 130 8 Sterilization's Legacy 140 9 Euthanasia and Deaf Germans 160 Page vi Appendix 1: The Questionnaire 171 Appendix 2: Questionnaire Data 175 Appendix 3: Documents Written by and in Support of Gertrud Jacob 184 Notes 189 Author's Bibliography 211 Selected Bibliography in English 219 Index 223 Page vii Publisher's Introduction The German deaf community's devastation by eugenics, educators, and National Socialism in the 1930s and early 1940s forms the subject matter of Crying Hands.
Plötz believed that political and economic measures were insufficient to create a society based on "Germanness," but he thought that medicine offered hope for creating a new society. 6 Interested parties in the growing German steel industry also supported Plötz's argument that the medicalization of social problems, regulated by the government, could produce an ideal society, and large industrial corporations provided substantial financial support for research and public information on racial hygiene.
12 For the disabled, the first step was simple, as the sterilization law listed the disabilities that would define the members of the excluded group. The second stepidentificationrequired greater effort; although it too posed no serious problems, it was never totally successful. No national register of disabled individuals existed in 1933. Still, the state could use some existing data at the start of the sterilization campaign: lists of persons committed to institutions or attending special schools.
Crying hands: eugenics and deaf people in Nazi Germany by Horst Biesold