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    Die Nazi-Seele im Visier? Zum Einsatz der Psychoanalyse im Kampf der Alliierten gegen Hitler-Deutschland

    Pick, Daniel (2012) Die Nazi-Seele im Visier? Zum Einsatz der Psychoanalyse im Kampf der Alliierten gegen Hitler-Deutschland. Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse Beiträge zur Theorie, Praxis und Geschichte 64 , pp. 13-40. ISSN 0075-2363.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses how psychoanalytic ideas were brought to bear in the Allied struggle against Third Reich and explores some of the claims that were made about this endeavour. It shows how a variety of studies of Fascist psychopathology centred on the concept of superego, were mobilized in military intelligence, post-war planning and policy recommendations for ›denazification‹. Freud’s ideas were sometimes championed by particular army doctors and government planners; at other times they were combined with, or displaced by, competing, psychiatric and psychological forms of treatment and diverse studies of the Fascist ›personality‹. This is illustrated through a discussion of the treatment and interpretation of the deputy leader of the Nazi-Party, Rudolf Hess, after his arrival in Britain in 1941.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9783772820649
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Daniel Pick
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 13:43
    Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 13:43
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43131

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