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Therapeutic Fascism: Experiencing the Violence of the Nazi New Order

Ana Antic


In World War II, death and violence permeated all aspects of everyday lives of ordinary people in Eastern Europe. Throughout the region, the realities of mass murder and incarceration meant that people learnt to live with daily public hangings of civilian hostages and stumbled on corpses of their neighbors. Moreover, almost entire populations were drawn into fierce and uncompromising political and ideological conflicts, and many ended up being more than mere victims or observers: they themselves became perpetrators or facilitators of violence, often to protect their own lives but also to gain ... More

Keywords: psychiatry, mass violence, Nazi occupation, Yugoslavia, psychological trauma, political re-education, Communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784586
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana Antic, author
University of Exeter