What in the world is the significance of this strange building? You'll find the answer in my forthcoming book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist.
Jack El-Hai writes books, essays, and articles on the history of medicine, the history of science, and other historical topics. His books include The Nazi and the Psychiatrist (forthcoming from PublicAffairs Books), Turbulent Air: A History of Northwest Airlines (forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press), and The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness (John Wiley & Sons). His shorter works have appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Scientific American Mind, The History Channel Magazine, and many other publications.