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Torn typewritten pages in English, each with an identifying number on bottom right. About experiments performed at Dachau, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Natzweiler and Ravensbruck.
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Torn typewritten pages in English, each with an identifying number, relating to experiments performed at a number of concentration camps including Dachau, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Natzweiler and Ravensbruck, in all probability for the Doctors’ Trial in Nuremberg. The documents themselves state that they are predicated on witness reports, interrogations, and documentary evidence. They establish the kinds of inhumane and illegal - by any standard except those of a criminal organization like the Nazis - “experiments” performed on involuntary prisoner subjects. Such research was approved by Heinrich Himmler. The report states that many suggest “sadistic and obscene motives.” Emphasis is placed in these documents on the types of “experiments” conducted by Sigmund Rascher, an ambitious SS doctor with the Luftwaffe who performed with his unwitting and involuntary inmate subjects high altitude, freezing, and coagulation experiments with attendant prolonged agony and eventual death of the subjects. Other inhumane procedures performed by Nazi doctors included liver punctures and inoculation of malaria in which healthy patients were injected with the blood of malaria-afflicted patients. As well, castration experiments were performed with 18-21-year-old boys at Auschwitz. Several of the doctors mentioned in these pages were also involved in the T4 program.
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Experiment, Dachau, Mauthausen, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, Natzweiler, Ravensbruck
Concentration, Post, Trial
"Testimony About Experiments in Concentration Camps" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.526a-g.