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Bruno Bettelheim
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    (August 28, 1903-March 13, 1990)
    Born in Vienna, Austria
    Child psychologist
    Wrote 'Love Is Not Enough' (1950), 'Truants from Life' (1954), 'The Informed Heart' (1960), 'The Empty Fortress' (1967), 'The Uses of Enchantment' (1976) and 'Freud and Man's Soul' (1983)
    Ran the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago
    He exaggerated his academic credentials.
    He committed plagiarism.
    He told an audience of Jews, 'If you assimilated, there would be no anti-Semitism. Why don't you assimilate?'
    Many of the autistic children he claimed to have cured were not autistic, they were misdiagnosed.
    His theory that autism is caused by emotionally distant parents has been completely discredited.
    After his death, a stream of former students came forward with tales of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
    He was incarcerated in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps (1938-39).
    'The Uses of Enchantment' won a National Book Award.
    He was charming and persuasive.

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