The article is dealing with problems in the Danish 'treatment-society'. The first part discusses the evil or direct atrocities, which are carried out by professionals in residential homes. In order to understand the phenomenon two types of explanation are offered: a structural and a ontological explanation. The second part is a view into Danish and German history on eugenics since the early 1930'es. Different policy, different goals - but similar effect: the nonentities were excluded. In the second part two modern theoreticians are used to give a better understanding: Zygmunt Bauman as partner of discussion on 'Enlightenment and Holocaust' and Michel Foucault on la Volonté de savoir. The third part is dealing with quite a difficult question: Will we be able to learn from the past?
Social Work and Society, 2004, Vol Vol. 2, Issue Issue 2
Treatment - social pedagogy - eugenics - Foucault - Bauman