BY TRUST BETRAYED
Patients, Physicians, and the
License to Kill in the Third Reich
by Hugh Gregory Gallagher
Introduction by Senator Bob Dole
Hardcover |65 pages |
6 x 9 |Acid Free Paper | index | $21.95
A searing account . . A valuable contribution to the history of
the Nazi era, as well as to the literature on the struggle for the rights
of the disabled.
This shocking log account of disabled people's fight for their lives has
lessons for today. Read it."
Senator Robert Dole
Hugh Gregory Gallagher's moving study of the systematic murder of the
physically and mentally disabled in the Third Reich is a riveting account that
covers the subject from the larger social and historical context to the smallest
details of how the killing centers functioned. It is based on extensive
research, including captured Nazi documents, transcripts of testimony of the
doctors and other participants in the killing program, and personal interviews.
By Trust Betrayed provides new insight into the honor of ordinary people
doing monstrous things under the aegis of ''science'' in Nazi Germany. It also
raises troubling questions about many contemporary theories and ideas dealing
with euthanasia, health care, and medical ethics.