Oslo; Cappelen, 1985. Item #31195

Publishers cloth. 8vo. 171, [1] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Norwegian. Title translates as: “People among the people: a book on anti-Semitism and xenophobia. ” Written by Leo Eitinger (1912 - 1996) , Holocaust survivor, Norwegian psychiatrist, and Human Rights advocate. “He devoted a long period studying late-onset psychological trauma amongst Holocaust survivors, wherein Holocaust survivors like Paul Celan, Primo Levi and many others committed suicide due to holocaust trauma, several decades after the experience, towards late adulthood. Leo Eitinger was born in Lomnice, Moravia, at that time a town in the Austrian-Hungarian empire; currently the capital of Jihomoravský kraj and belonging to the Czech Republic. He studied medicine at the Masaryk University of Brno, graduated in 1937, and was drafted as an officer into the Czech Air Force. In 1939 he fled Nazi persecution of Jews and came to Norway as a refugee with the help of Nansenhjelpen. Upon arriving in Norway, he arranged for Jewish children to escape from Czechoslovakia to settle in the Jewish orphanage in Oslo. He was given permission to work as a resident in psychiatry in Norway in Bodø, but the permission was revoked by the Nazis after they invaded the country in 1940. He stayed underground from January 1941 until he was arrested in March 1942. He was imprisoned in various places throughout Norway and was deported on the ship Gotenland on February 24, 1943, arriving by train via Berlin at the concentration camp at Auschwitz (where the number 105268 was tattoed on his arm) and was later moved to Buchenwald. Of the 762 Jews deported from Norway to German concentration camps, only 23 survived - Leo Eitinger was one of them. After returning to Norway he specialised in psychiatry. In 1966 Leo Eitinger was appointed professor of psychiatry at the University of Oslo and became Head of the University Psychiatric Clinic. After the war Leo Eitinger allocated all his time and efforts to the study of human suffering with emphasis on clinical psychiatry, in particular victimology and disaster psychiatry. He conducted several landmark studies about the long-term psychological and physical effects of extreme stress and also about being a refugee. Some of the major works have been published; e. G. Concentration camp survivors in Norway and Israel (1964) ; Mortality and morbidity after extreme stress (1973) ; Strangers in the world (1981) ” (University of Oslo description) Subjects: Antisemitism -- History. Race Relations. Jews. Popular Works [PT]. Sociology. OCLC lists 16 copies. Pages lightly aged, contain consistent penciled marks throughout, and penciled notes on endpages. Otherwise fresh. Good condition in good jacket. (HOLO2-104-4).

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