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Individual and mass behavior in extreme situations

Published on Jan 1, 1943in The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology
· DOI :10.1037/h0061208
Bruno Bettelheim24
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After three years the author reports his observations of prisoners in Dachau and Buchenwald (concentration camps) in 1938–1939. The purposes of the camps were (1) to break individuals into docile masses, (2) to terrorize and discourage group opposition to Nazism, (3) to train Gestapo men in methods
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