Saturday 10 January 2004

Into That Darkness: Psychology of Extermination. Inner Circle Seminar 81 (10 October 2004)

Franz Stangl in prison in Düsseldorf in 1970
in conversation with Gitta Sereny
(photograph by Don Honeyman)

Into That Darkness
30 Years On 
The Psychology of Extermination

Gitta Sereny 
Michael Tregenza
Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 81
Sunday 10 October 2004
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

GITTA SERENY is an author who has devoted her life to talking in depth with, and trying to understand, human beings who are perpetrators of extraordinary evil. Today, she discusses her book, Into That Darkness (1974), based on her prison interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka death camp.

MICHAEL TREGENZA, an English historian living in Poland, discusses his decades of research on the Nazi ‘euthanasia’ of the ‘mentally ill’; on Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps; and on Stangl’s colleague, Christian Wirth.

ANTHONY STADLEN, an existential psychotherapist, convenor of the Inner Circle Seminars since 1996, reports on his search for the psychologists who masterminded the deception, mystification and demoralisation of the victims in the Holocaust.

No special knowledge is needed, but please read Into That Darkness in advance.

Venue: Hurlingham Hall, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS
Subscription: Students £68, others £85, some bursaries, by 10 September
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, 64 Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SN
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7485 3896 E-mail:

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