Social Eugenics Practices With Children in Hitler's Nazi Germany and the Role of Social Work: Lessons for Current Practice

Stephanie Jarratt, Bernadette Moorhead

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Abstract

This paper will explore the role of social work in Nazi Germany, as well as the ideas of social eugenics that underpinned government policies. This paper is written from the perspective of a Western Gentile, reviewing the implications for social work of the profession's involvementin the Nazi social policies of the day, and the lessons learned for contemporary practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social Work Values and Ethics
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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