Edith Sheffer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the prize-winning author Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna, which draws on Margarete Schaffer’s file, as well as the files of hundreds of other children who suffered in Vienna’s institutions. She is also the author of the prize-winning first book, Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain.
The Girl in the File: Margarete Schaffer under Nazi Psychiatry
This piece appears in the latest issue of the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 20 Childhood To receive the ...