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Psychiatrists: The Men Behind Hitler Hardcover – May, 1999


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"I would like to express my appreciation for the invaluable work that the Citizens Commission on Human Rights has done and continue to do internationally.

The book PSYCHIATRISTS - THE MEN BEHIND HITLER is a wonderful exposure of the perverts who operate behind a carefully built illusion of being "professionals".

The truth is more stark. The evidence of their crimes against humanity is irrefutable.

I wish to place on record my wish that the profession of psychiatry be closed down and those who practice this false profession be allowed ONLY to practice it upon their fellow psychiatrists and psychologists" -- Dr. Patience Koloko, National President of the Traditional Healers Association of Southern Africa

Right now I'm in the middle of Psychiatrists - Men behind Hitler. Got it Friday and can't put it down. Really started in earnest this AM (Sunday) and I got to a particular part, yelled in disgust, threw the book and wept (I'm weeping now as I remember). Thank you for the persistence needed to bring this off. -- Ray Thompson

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Freedom Publishing (CA); 1st edition (May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964890917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964890916
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I think any comprehensive study of WWII should include this book.
Jane James
This book claims psychiatry is the cause for increased crime, illiteracy, and drug abuse.
Acute Observer
If you are interested in what happened behind the scenes, this is excellent reading.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mira de Vries on July 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Men Behind Hitler first appeared in German. Thankfully, it was translated into English by Rolf and Sybil Rentmeister, whose names deserve to be mentioned considering the excellent quality of the translation.

Like other historians writing on this subject around the middle of the previous decade, the authors explode the myth that the quest for racial purity started with Hitler. But they go one step farther, and also explode the myth that it ended with Hitler. "Eugenics" is still alive and well, particularly in North America and Europe. The name, of course, has been changed, but the idea behind it remains.

In the period leading up to Hitler's rise to power, Germany was the Mecca of psychiatry. Students from all over the world came to learn at the feet of the professors who would become king pins in third reich atrocities. Some of those king pins were later executed, several more committed suicide. Most not only escaped punishment, often protected from prosecution by U.S. psychiatrists, but continued their careers undisturbed. Furthermore, their students from across the world carried their teachings back to their own countries already before The Holocaust, and continue to do so to this very day. The mass murderers and their supporters are still considered authorities, and their works are widely quoted in current psychiatric professional literature. As though that weren't bad enough, after WWII psychiatrists in the U.S. lobbied to bring nazi psychiatrists to America so that their "knowledge" wouldn't be lost. These psychiatrists were responsible for, among other things, LSD experiments on unwitting prisoners.

In fact, the authors ascribe the origin of the drug culture which permeates developed societies to psychiatry.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jane James on February 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I think any comprehensive study of WWII should include this book. I read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" in high school, as part of my required reading for history class, but I think this book is much more complete in terms of what actually influenced Hitler, and the undue and horrifying influence the psychiatrists had on civilization.
What is even more upsetting is the realization that this same "science" continues to hold power over our culture. The proteges of psychiatrists who advocated horrific "experiments" and treatments including execution, are now influential psychiatrists in practice or in universities. This is frightening, folks, but I think it's important that we take a good long look at this book and the data presented.
My thanks to the author for presenting this material in such a compelling manner.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is quite a book. It answers such questions as, "Who gave Hitler the idea of the Holocaust?" "Who authorized and carried out the killings?" "Who decided who was fit to live and who was not?" "Why were the actual killers allowed to escape justice?" "What did they do after the war?" and the more worrisome question, "What influence are they having today?" You may not like the answer to the last question but if you know then you can do something about it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By sunshine lady on April 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book! It was well researched and documanted , I also saw a special on the History channel about the psychiatist who worked with Hitler during WWII. Learn Hitlers plan working with psychiatist to abuse and torture it's victims and create a perfect race. Psychiatary has a dark strange history, in the 1950s some of these Nazi psychiatist help set up some of the biggest mental institutions in the US. Even today the Human Rights Comission reports 1000's of abuse cases a year of rape, etc. But because of the associations groups that psychiatist belong to, few are able to sue or get law enforcement involved. Oddly, psychiatist have the highest suicide , Divorce, and drug abuse rates. I have a friend who went to a psychiatist years ago for depression, they placed her in a up scale rehab/psychiatic hospital for nearly a year, when she got out she was never the same in the mind. I recommend this book to parents and anyone wanting to know the facts and protect their loved one and friends. I also ejoyed the book "Psychiatry the Ultimate Betrayal" by Bruce Wisman , but there are many great books on the suject. I think there is nothing I can't handle with God by my side!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Acute Observer on September 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Psychiatrists - The Men Behind Hitler

Dr. Thomas Röder has a scientific background for his criticisms of psychiatry. Volker Kubillus has written articles and reports on psychiatric abuses. Anthony Burwell is a writer who wants to end psychiatric violations of human rights. This book claims psychiatry is the cause for increased crime, illiteracy, and drug abuse. Part One lists those whose errors created bad effects on society. Malthus created his theories from his imagination to support the British aristocracy against the lower classes. Darwin argued for the elimination of the lower races. [I wonder how many people foolishly admire Darwin?] Nietzsche recommended "the most absurd, antisocial ideas" (p.17). [He suffered from a brain disease.] Gobineau advanced ideas to support the aristocracy against the masses (p.18). Houston Stewart Chamberlain "asserted the superiority of the Aryan race" (p.19).

Psychiatry (doctor of the soul) originated as a way to treat mental illness (Chapter 3). It later came to glorify war (pp.24-26). [Who was really sick?] ECT ("electroshock therapy") damages a person (p.27). Psychiatry diagnosed its opponents as "insane" (p.28). Psychiatrists advocated mass murder as cost-effective (p.30). Chapter 4 tells how "racial hygiene" was adopted by psychiatry as an outgrowth of Malthus (p.35). Advocates for killing people ("euthanasia") predated the Nazis (p.41). "Racial Hygiene" led to forced sterilization, then Concentration Camps (Chapter 6). Psychiatrists provided scientific reasons (p.49). Euthanasia was illegal, but authorized by Hitler (p.53). "The German public knew nothing" (p.56). Psychiatrists were paid to write death sentences (p.59). Workers at death factories were also rewarded. Psychiatry was a major force behind the genocide (p.71).
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