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Tony Platt

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In and out of the Shadow of the Holocaust

The author reviews two important books about eugenics: Kuntz and Bachrach’s Deadly Medicine, which examines the Nazi regime’s use of “racial science,” and Stern’s Eugenic Nation, which covers the movement that provided the scientific and medical underpinnings of American racism and sexism. The review warns that although the Nazi experience temporarily discredited the eugenics movement, it was repackaged in the 1950s in the form of population control and neoconservative gender politics.

eugenics, genocide, racism, book review

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 33, No. 1 (2006): 183-186