Crying hands: eugenics and deaf people in Nazi Germany

Autor/a: BIESOLD, Horst
Año: 1999
Editorial: Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1999
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-1-56368-196-7
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


Crying Hands meticulously delineates the antecedents of Nazi eugenics, beginning with Social Darwinism (postulated in the mid-nineteenth century) and tracing the various sterilization laws later initiated throughout the world, including many passed and practiced in the United States. This exceptional scholarship is movingly paralleled by the human faces fixed to the numbing statistics, as in story after story those affected recount their irretrievable loss, pain, and misplaced shame imposed upon them by the Nazi regime. Through their stories, told to Biesold in German Sign Language, they have given voice to the countless others who died from the specious science practiced by the Third Reich. And now their own trails finally have been acknowledged.