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The Informed Heart

Research is finding new hwart all the time, so. He wrote about the typical responses to life in the camps, and about those who survived, and some of the reasons they survived.

Did some camps only have men, or did he just not think the women worth mentioning? Eichmann in Jerusalem Penguin Classics.

Marc Danziger rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In order to keep alive and remain human, he began to analyze his own behaviour and that of everyone around him.

Amanda rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Rather it reads as an extended research study based on personal descriptions and memories of camp life with accompanying analyses.


Some of his thoughts could also be applied to personal development in our times. The passages Friedan discussed were about Bettelheim’s time spent in a concentration camp, and an experience he witnessed of a woman who was a previous dancer before she was sent to the camp.

Apr 04, Otherorganism rated it it was amazing. Share your thoughts with other customers. According to Bettelheim, it was their desire to remain together that was their undoing. This book is a record of those years.

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Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Oct 15, This book remains a classic, even though we have more insight into Bettelheim’s life, which may cast some doubt on his actual hear.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I’ll cut Bettelheim a little slack for being a product of his generation and culture. It imformed a little late getting to me, but it is in great condition and I love it. A Good Enough Parent: InBruno Bettelheim was imprisoned in the concentration camps of Dachau and Buchenwald. Bettelheim reexamines the role of social stratification in the camps, discusses the process of psychological identification of the prisoner bettelhei the SS and Gestapo, and addresses a variety of other defenses such as anonymity and work.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thus, psychoanalytic terminology and theoretical constructs are interspersed throughout.

See all 3 reviews. We could none of us be sure that we were immune.

Alright, so Bettelheim was probably a douche. Thus the acquisition of an old police uniform was motivated by survival needs and not identification with the SS. He uses as a main source of evidence the desire by prisoners to have old police uniforms.

How to cope with a fast-changing world? Bettelheim’s experiences in Dachau and Buchenwald form the foundation for much of this argument. It was later learned, however, that Bettelheim had no formal psychological or psychoanalytic training prior to his internment in the camps.

Behavior changes to infantile dependence on the aggressor or leads to a state of death in life.