The Austrian physician, after whom Asperger's Syndrome was named, was an active member of the Nazi regime, helped with the euthanasia of the Third Reich, and supported the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy, according to a study by one Historians
Herwig Czech of the Medical University of Vienna has expressed this in a scientific paper in the open-access journal Molecular Autism after eight years of research on pediatrician Hans Asperger.
Asperger is a pioneer in the field of child psychiatry and pediatrics, in particular for his groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of Asperger's syndrome and the autism spectrum
but by excavating previously untouched documents from state archives, including Asperger's personal files and patient records In Czech, a scientist who has become so closely associated with the Nazi ideology that he often called chi is at the clinic Am Spiegelgrund, which was set up as a collection point for children who did not adhere to the criteria of the regime "worth living" ,
Nearly 800 children died in the clinic between 1
In a joint statement by the editors of Molecular Autism – Simon Baron-Cohen, Ami Klin, Steve Silberman and Joseph Buxbaum – they welcomed the fact that the "meticulous research" of the Czech Republic was finally skeptical of Asperger's claims that he had his decades-long skepticism Patients have done a cautious approach.
"The degree of Asperger's involvement in targeting the most vulnerable children in Vienna has long been an open and annoying issue in autism research," they wrote in a joint statement.
At that time, the term Asperger's Syndrome was reported in London in 1981. Lorna Wing coined: "You and we as scientists and clinicians, as well as the wider autism community, were not aware of the close alliance of Hans Asperger and the support of the Nazi Mandatory program of rilization and euthanasia."