The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

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  • Title: The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
  • Author: Jack El-Hai
  • ISBN: 9781610394635
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

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The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

About “Jack El-Hai

  • Jack El-Hai

    Jack El Hai is a widely published journalist who covers history, medicine, and science, and the author of the acclaimed book The Lobotomist He is the winner of the June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Journalism, as well as fellowships and grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the Center for Arts Criticism He lives in Minneapolis.



416 thoughts on “The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII

  • This book was quick and interesting, but lacked a certain je ne sais quoi for me and, at times, felt a bit forced in its attempt to give the relationship between its two titular characters a causal weight in the events that eventually befell the Kelley family.Like Dr Douglas M Kelley below , I am fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind Likewise, the human capacity for evil revealed in criminology and the study of history in particular the events of and surrounding WWII capture my curi [...]


  • Dr Douglas M Kelley, who served as a psychiatrist for the U.S Army in World War II, received an order to be the lead psychiatrist and work with the high level Nazis being detained for trial at Nuremberg after the war He saw it as an opportunity to try to discern if there was there a common flaw among the Nazi leaders We must learn they why of the Nazi success so we can take steps to prevent the recurrence of such evil What made these men criminals Were they born with evil tendencies Did they sha [...]


  • nb I received an Advanced Review Copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley Jack El Hai s latest book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist, tells one of the lesser known stories of post World War 2 the psychological analysis of the infamous Nuremberg Trial defendants It is a fascinating journey.The book follows Dr Douglas M Kelley, a celebrated Army psychiatrist As a Captain serving in the European theater, he developed techniques that greatly slashed the detrimental effects of combat fatigue [...]


  • For than seven decades, we ve been trying to understand the nature of the Nazi mind Was there something uniquely psychopathic about them, or could their horrors be wreaked by any country s leaders and citizens One of the first people to get an opportunity to try to answer this question was Captain Douglas M Kelley, a 32 year old psychiatrist in the U.S Army medical service, who was assigned to attend to the 22 top Nazi defendants being held in N remberg, Germany, in the months before their tria [...]


  • ok iyi bir kitap daha, bir gazeteci taraf ndan yaz lm , edebi derinlik beklemeden okunmal N rnberg Mahkemesi nde yarg lanan st d zey Nazi y neticilerini G rring, Hess, D nitz vd yak ndan izleme ve inceleme f rsat bulmu Amerikal psikiyatrist Dr Kelley in bulgular ile vard sonu lar uzun uzun anlat lm Bu arada ayn g revi yapan psikolog Gilbert in vard sonu lar ok farkl Kitab iki y n yle okumak gerekli lki Dr Kelley in ki ili ini ve hayat n renme, ikincisi Kelly ve Gilbert aras ndaki g r farkl l nda [...]


  • From a historical perspective, this is a hugely informative and compelling book Unfortunately, it s greatest weakness is that it features very little of the actual conversations between Dr Kelley and Hermann Goering Their face to face should have been the most riveting delivery of the premise of the book I suspect those possibilities are why this book was optioned for a movie adaptation before it was even published.


  • A very interesting book I d give it 5 stars, but being fairly technical, it may not appeal to a general audience If you enjoy reading about histories about WWII in Europe, you may find this a fascinating read It is about a young US Army psychiatrist who was assigned to the supervise the mental health of key Nazi leaders during their incartitation leading up to their war crime trials in Nuremberg Much of the story is based on the doctor s own notes as he interviewed such leaders as Hermann Goring [...]


  • I found this book difficult to put down It is well written and flows easily in addition to being highly intriguing subject matter Central to the book is the vying interpretations of the psychology of the minds of Nazi leaders yet this does not overwhelm the excellent story telling from El Hai At times it is unclear whether this is a biography of Goring or Kelley or an academic contribution to the aforementioned debate However, as one gets engrossed in the story, it hardly seems to matter that it [...]


  • Ciekawa historia pracy ameryka skiego psychiatry i psychologia w z nazistami przed i w trakcie procesu w Norymberdze i ciekawe wnioski prowadz ce do znanej tezy o banalno ci z a Ciekawe nie przesadnie dzieje tytu owego bohatera po powrocie do Stan w a szczeg lnie tego jak sko czy Ale poza tym ksi ka zawodzi Przez ca y czas budowane jest napi cie sugeruj ce jaki szczeg lny zwi zek mi dzy psychiatr a G ringiem, kt rego konsekwencj b dzie dramatyczna kulminacja Jest rzeczywi cie do dramatyczna kulm [...]


  • So, first I will say that the title of this book is excellent It provokes interest and questions immediately And, luckily the text of the book lives up to the initial reaction.I am a bit of a history nerd and love to read quality historical fiction which I usually follow with research on the related history to determine the accuracy of the book I don t read as many nonfiction books as I often find them to be dull, dry books filled with recitation of dates and names but little story The best nonf [...]


  • An interesting book about a young American psychiatrist and his interactions with Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg Goering is his main focus of attention but there are others, including Hess, who he tests and interviews.I thought the book would end with either the end of the psychiatrist s stint working there or perhaps the sentencing and execution of these Nazis but I was wrong The story continues with what happened later in the psychiatrist s personal life which was quite shocking.


  • In a word dry Not only was the writing repetitive and lacking momentum, some of the statements aroused doubt in the author s research The Rorschach still widely accepted and used Please A Google survey has better reliability and validity Nevertheless, the subject matter was interesting.


  • The Nazi and the Psy chi a trist Her mann G ring, Dr Dou glas M Kel ley, and a Fatal Meet ing of Minds at the End of WWII by Jack El Hai is a non fiction book about the doc tor and his inter ac tion with the war criminals.This is a good book, but it is not the book I thought it would be In my head I was imag in ing G ring on the prover bial couch, or sit ting across from Dr Kel ley engag ing in war of the minds What I got was a study by Dr Kel ley of what is con sid ered evil using the Nurem ber [...]


  • Een pure non fictie psychologische page turner van formaat Het boek gaat o.a over de contacten tussen Douglas Kelley, een Amerikaanse legerpsychiater en Hermann G ring, Hitlers rechterhand, voor en tijdens de Neurenbergprocessen.Kelly werd aangesteld om de mentale gezondheid van de 22 nazi s te beoordelen konden ze een proces aan Zelf wou hij achterhalen wat hen onderscheidt van de rest van de mensheid Kelley concludeerde in zijn boek 22 cells in Nuremberg op basis van de rorschach uitslagen en [...]


  • All I can say about this book is wow Overwhelming After WW2 Dr Douglas Kelley, a well respected psychiatrist who was serving in the military at that time was selected to interview and assess all of the captured Nazi leaders at Nuremberg at the war s end All of the leaders were interviewed Goering, Speer, Jodl, Hess, Keitel, Rosenberg, Streicher, Raedar, Donitz, Frank, etc At that time the thought was that these leaders suffered from some type of abnormal behavior, perhaps even psycho or sociopat [...]


  • Jack El Hai s book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist , tells the story of an Army Psychiatrist, Dr Douglas Kelley, who interviewed Hermann Goering and the other top surviving Nazi leaders after World War II as they were preparing to face charges in the N uremburg Trials His objective was to determine if there was a particular trait, characteristic, or psychiatric condition that caused or allowed those men to oversee so many atrocities to occur under their leadership After numerous interviews and te [...]


  • You can t go wrong in writing about Hermann Goring and the psychiatrist who treated him while he was awaiting trial at Nuremberg, Douglas M Kelley While most of the world has heard of Goring, few know about Kelley and what a fascinating character he is This book s strengths are the beginning and the end I enjoyed learning about Kelley and his colorful family background I also enjoyed getting to know him as he began his work at the Nuremberg jail The end of the book lets us see how Kelley adjuste [...]


  • This excellent book was at times a very chilling experience, with implications on the 2016 US presidential election, and reflecting some occurrences in America s own past.Grasping to find psychological disorder common to all of the Nazi prisoners at Nuremberg, Dr Douglas Kelley concludes that they share few similarities and are not different enough from ourselves to be comforting Fearing that a Hitler like mind could appear again even in America Kelley struggled to cope with the possibility Find [...]


  • I am fascinated with the Nazis and found this book had some interesting information but was often quite boring.I liked this quote on pages 67 and 68 Kelley began to see clearly the social and political hierarchy of his charges They reminded him of the directors of a business, all under the leadership of the late CEO, Adolf Hitler One clique which included Goring and Rosenberg he called the brain group, the men who had shaped Nazi ideology and policy There were also the salesmen who sold Hitler [...]


  • This is essentially a biography of Douglass Kelley, an American who becomes an army psychiatrist and is serendipitously assigned to evaluate the 22 Nazis who were to stand trial at Nuremberg There were two intriguing aspects in the book One is Kelley s quest to try to understand the Nazi mind something that perhaps all of us have wondered about Why did they do it, and could it happen again, even in our own country There was never a deeply satisfying answer to this question A part of us wants to [...]


  • A very engrossing book A page turner I had never heard of Dr.Kelley before, but of course, know who Goring is.I ve also read a lot of books about WWII but had never read about the Nuremberg Trials before Therefore, I found the content absorbing, and the writing flows in a story telling narrative voice The story is told in an unusual order with the first half about Kelley in Germany and his research with the Nazis while the second half settles into a complete biography of the doctor Recommended


  • Disclaimer I received this book from.This is the story of Dr Douglas Kelley, a psychiatrist in the US armed forces, who is tasked with examining and treaty several Nazi prisoners of war, primarily Goring, in the time period leading up to the Nuremberg Trials He held extensive interviews with them as well as administering Rorschach tests in an attempt to find out if there was some anomaly in the Nazi mind After the war, he wrote a book on the experience, became a professor and consultant to law e [...]


  • M s que un libro, es un documental de la vida del psiquiatra que estuvo en la prisi n de Nuremberg con las cabezas Nazi G ring sobretodo con el objetivo de determinar si estaban aptos para juicio y con el objetivo personal de averiguar si exist a una mentalidad nazi , un patr n de personalidad entre las cabecillas que haya asegurado el Holocausto Como puntos a favor est n la historia y la documentaci n del libro y como punto en contra que el autor alarga el libro con detalles de la vida personal [...]


  • I received an advanced readers copy of this book through As I am an avid reader of anything related to WW11 I had very high expectations that came just short of being met The topic was interesting and of great historical significance and the writing style easy to read however the layout of the story seemed to lack focus I feel the last chapter was not necessary as well as some of the descriptive parts regarding Kelley s family history Nonetheless I did enjoy this read.


  • I grew up watching documentaries about WWII The Nazi leaders strutted around in striking uniforms designed to intimidate.This book is about after the war, about after those leaders were captured and incarcerated and examined psychologically So, through this book we learn what these men were really like, particularly Goering.The uncomfortable conclusion is that, under the right circumstances, anyone could behave as badly as the Nazis did A chilling conclusion.


  • I read an Advanced Readers Copy of this book thanks to a First Reads draw I found this book to be very well written El Hai writes with intelligence that is always accessible a sensitivity that is never sensationalistic He doesn t speculate, dramatize or demonize to his credit but his narrative is certainly not dry You won t come away with any clearer idea about what motivates a man like Goring, but it is definitely a book well worth reading.


  • A variety of perspectives on the top leaders of the Nazi Regime at the end of WWII and the influence these men held over themselves and other The idea that the Nazis may have shared similar traits and acted this way because of those traits was an interesting concept as well as the downfall of these men.


  • Weird and twisted and not what I expected I guess I felt like the author editorialized on what and how he presented the information a little too much, just to tell the story he wanted to the reader to see Still an interesting read though.



  • The florid prose and unremarkable conclusions did not impress me The melodramatic and cliched description of the psychiatrist s final act sealed my opinion of this text thin and shallow.


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