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Beyond victimhood. The struggle of Munich anatomist Titus von Lanz during National Socialism.
Ann Anat. 2015 Sep; 201:56-64.AA

Abstract

The article analyzes the life and career of the anatomist Titus von Lanz (1897-1967) of Munich focusing on the period of National Socialism (NS). Von Lanz lost his position as an associate professor at the Anatomical Institute of Munich University because of his marriage to a "half-Jewish" woman in 1938. In contrast to most of his colleagues affected by National Socialist measures, von Lanz had opportunities to save his career and made extensive use of them. His story is that of a complicated struggle for the continuation of his work, involving a wide range of supporters from prestigious physicians to high-ranking National Socialist officials as well as the alienation of his colleagues at the Munich department of anatomy. The article tries to clarify these developments through the presentation of his social background, his supporters, his enemies, the research he conducted during NS and von Lanz' own remembrance of these developments from the post-war period. It aims at laying out a critical appreciation of his motives and actions, thereby contributing to the understanding of individual behavior of anatomists under NS.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, c/o Anatomische Anstalt, Pettenkoferstr. 11, 80336 München, Germany. Electronic address: mathias.schuetz@med.uni-muenchen.de.Anatomische Anstalt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstr. 11, 80336 München, Germany. Electronic address: jens.waschke@med.uni-muenchen.de.Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Lessingstr. 2, 80336 München, Germany. Electronic address: georg.marckmann@med.uni-muenchen.de.Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Magdeburger Str. 8, 06112 Halle (Saale), Germany. Electronic address: florian.steger@medizin.uni-halle.de.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26208340

Citation

Schütz, Mathias, et al. "Beyond Victimhood. the Struggle of Munich Anatomist Titus Von Lanz During National Socialism." Annals of Anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, vol. 201, 2015, pp. 56-64.
Schütz M, Waschke J, Marckmann G, et al. Beyond victimhood. The struggle of Munich anatomist Titus von Lanz during National Socialism. Ann Anat. 2015;201:56-64.
Schütz, M., Waschke, J., Marckmann, G., & Steger, F. (2015). Beyond victimhood. The struggle of Munich anatomist Titus von Lanz during National Socialism. Annals of Anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, 201, 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aanat.2015.06.003
Schütz M, et al. Beyond Victimhood. the Struggle of Munich Anatomist Titus Von Lanz During National Socialism. Ann Anat. 2015;201:56-64. PubMed PMID: 26208340.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Beyond victimhood. The struggle of Munich anatomist Titus von Lanz during National Socialism. AU - Schütz,Mathias, AU - Waschke,Jens, AU - Marckmann,Georg, AU - Steger,Florian, Y1 - 2015/07/06/ PY - 2014/11/24/received PY - 2015/04/20/revised PY - 2015/06/01/accepted PY - 2015/7/25/entrez PY - 2015/7/25/pubmed PY - 2016/5/18/medline KW - History of anatomy KW - Max Clara KW - Munich KW - National Socialism KW - Practical Anatomy KW - Titus von Lanz KW - Walther Vogt SP - 56 EP - 64 JF - Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft JO - Ann. Anat. VL - 201 N2 - The article analyzes the life and career of the anatomist Titus von Lanz (1897-1967) of Munich focusing on the period of National Socialism (NS). Von Lanz lost his position as an associate professor at the Anatomical Institute of Munich University because of his marriage to a "half-Jewish" woman in 1938. In contrast to most of his colleagues affected by National Socialist measures, von Lanz had opportunities to save his career and made extensive use of them. His story is that of a complicated struggle for the continuation of his work, involving a wide range of supporters from prestigious physicians to high-ranking National Socialist officials as well as the alienation of his colleagues at the Munich department of anatomy. The article tries to clarify these developments through the presentation of his social background, his supporters, his enemies, the research he conducted during NS and von Lanz' own remembrance of these developments from the post-war period. It aims at laying out a critical appreciation of his motives and actions, thereby contributing to the understanding of individual behavior of anatomists under NS. SN - 1618-0402 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26208340/Beyond_victimhood__The_struggle_of_Munich_anatomist_Titus_von_Lanz_during_National_Socialism_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0940-9602(15)00082-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -