Book Discussion on A Curious Madness

Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved… read more

Eric Jaffe talked about his book, A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II, in which he recounts the trial, at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal following World War II, of twenty-eight Japanese men for crimes against humanity. Of the twenty-eight men only one was released, Okawa Shuemi. In his book, the author details the case against Mr. Shuemi, the lone civilian tried, and his unorthodox actions during the trial that resulted in an insanity defense. Mr. Jaffe reported that his grandfather, Daniel Jaffe, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, was charged with determining if the defendant was insane or using the defense to escape prosecution. Eric Jaffe spoke at the Corner Bookshop in New York City. close

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Book Discussion on A Curious Madness

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 25, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 17, 2014

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  • Jan 25, 2014 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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