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Bruno Bettelheim and the concentration camps

Bruno Bettelheim und die Konzentrationslager
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Fleck, Christian; Müller, Albert

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Abstract "The paper analyzes the circumstances under which Bruno Bettelheim's (1903–1990) well-known paper, 'Individual and Mass Behavior in Extreme Situations' (1943) came to be written and discusses its central arguments. The authors compare Bettelheim's analysis of the Nazi concentration camps with the interpretations of other authors, particularly those who had experienced the camps themselves, and identify areas of divergence. They also note the later modifications Bettelheim introduced in his own theories on occasions when the original article was reprinted or revised. In conclusion, we investigate the ways in which Bettelheim's analysis of the camps has been received and cited by later scholars." (author's abstract)
Keywords concentration camp; Nazism; prisoner; Gestapo; identification; behavior; sociologist; analysis; comparison; theory
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Social History, Historical Social Research
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords Geschichte; Bettelheim, B.
Document language English
Publication Year 1997
Page/Pages p. 1-37
Journal Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 33 (1997) 1
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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