Non-complicit: Revisiting Hans Asperger’s Career in Nazi-era Vienna

  title={Non-complicit: Revisiting Hans Asperger’s Career in Nazi-era Vienna},
  author={Dean Falk},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • D. Falk
  • Published 1 July 2020
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Recent allegations that pediatrician Hans Asperger legitimized Nazi policies, including forced sterilization and child euthanasia, are refuted with newly translated and chronologically-ordered information that takes into account Hitler’s deceptive ‘halt’ to the T4 euthanasia program in 1941. It is highly unlikely that Asperger was aware of the T4 program when he referred Herta Schreiber to Am Spiegelgrund or when he mentioned that institution 4 months later on the medical chart of another… 
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Response to ‘Non-complicit: Revisiting Hans Asperger’s Career in Nazi-era Vienna’
  • H. Czech
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 2019
Dean Falk’s paper, which relies heavily on online translation software, does not contain a single relevant piece of new evidence, and abounds with mistranslations, misrepresentations of the content of sources, and basic factual errors, and omits everything that does not support the author's agenda of defending Hans Asperger's record.
More on Asperger’s Career: A Reply to Czech
  • D. Falk
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 2019
In light of the current resurgence of authoritarian governments that promote xenophobic and racist ideology in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, it is essential that details about the Nazi euthanasia program continue to be recalled and deliberated, as they are in this exchange.
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