[Posted on 26 August, 2019 by Christopher Gillberg]
As most readers of this blog site will already be aware, the last 18 months have been full of media hoo-ha relating to Hans Asperger´s alleged links to Nazi-activities during the second world war. Edith Sheffer and Herwig Czech made claims that made a lot of prominent people believe that Asperger must have been an awful man who – eyes wide open – sent young children to their death in the notorious Am Spiegelgrund clinic.
Dean Falk, distinguished professor of neuroanthropology at Florida State University, has recently, systematically, shown that the posthumous allegations against Hans Asperger, are not well-founded. She has done this in a very thoughtful paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders in March 2019, and, in the September 2019 issue of the same journal in a detailed response to Herwig Czech, whose vicious attack on Dean Falk, speaks for itself.
I urge all readers of our blogs to look her publications up and read them very carefully.