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Human Dignity: Adolf Hitler, Thomas Mann, and Munich

Title: Human Dignity
Subtitle: Adolf Hitler, Thomas Mann, and Munich
Subject Classification: History, Morals, Education, War and Conflict
BIC Classification: HB, HPQ, JPFQ
BISAC Classification: HIS014000, POL035010, EDU000000
Binding: Hardback, Paperback, ebook, pp.220
Publication date: 19th August 2022
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-070-7
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-80441-265-7
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-071-4


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This is an interdisciplinary study on the extreme vilification of human dignity by Nazism. It is focused on the two greatest protagonists of the sides that were confronted in those years of the most tragic uncertainty about the fate of the human species: Adolf Hitler, the ‘genius’ of Nazi ideology, and Thomas Mann, his most prominent opponent in exile, spokesman for the values of Humanism and Civilisation that blew pulverised from the chimneys of concentration camps.

How was Nazism possible? How can we prevent its avatars?

This book presents that Nazism and the wickedness of its ghastly crimes against human dignity have anthropological roots, able to reproduce at any time and any place, and that the most powerful resource against its reproduction and for the flourishment of the human dignity is the human right to education.


Author: A. Reis Monteiro has a PhD from the University of Lisbon and from the University of Paris 8 in the field of International Education Law. Retired from the University of Lisbon, he is an independent researcher and lecturer in post-graduate courses in Portugal and elsewhere. He has published numerous books and other writings in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English, in the fields of human rights, rights of the child, right to education, history of education, theory of education, and the teaching profession.


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