Edith Sheffer

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.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

The Girl in the File: Margarete Schaffer under Nazi Psychiatry
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