Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger's Children Book Edith Sheffer

In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. With vivid storytelling and wide-ranging research, Asperger’s Children will move readers to rethink how societies assess, label, and treat those diagnosed with disabilities.

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Burned Bridge

“Edith Sheffer’s brilliant book reveals how geopolitical conflicts and state-imposed policing may have redrawn the map, but that ‘local actions actually constituted the border’” — American Historical Review “This extremely well-researched book is a model of the genre. […] a powerful social history of the inter-German border.”  — The Federal Republic “On the basis of […]

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