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The Girl In The File

Edith Sheffer | LARB | 1st January 2019

A look into the medical file on Margarete Schaffer, institutionalised in Vienna as a psychologically disturbed teenager three times between 1941 and 1944, and treated at Hans Asperger’s clinic. Her life hung by a thread: the Nazis killed the mentally ill. She was sent once to a killing centre, t…

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