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2015.2.27

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Copy, Reprographic

Date

1943

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Front: Inverse colored reproduction of a typewritten document in German. This proposal submitted to the ethnological foundation (Ahnenerbe-Stiftung) was introduced as evidence at Nuremberg Doctor's Trial.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Dr. August Hurt (1898-1945): Proposal submitted to ethnological foundation (Ahnenerbe-Stiftung), introduced as evidence at Nuremberg Doctor's Trial. 1943. Hirt was a captain in the SS and chairman at Reich Univeristy in Strasbourg. Working with the Ahnenerbe division he, Wolfram Sievers and Bruno Beger collectd corpses from inmates in order to create an anatomical specimen collection primarily of JEws selected from concentration camps in a pseudoscientific effort to identify physiological differences between the "races." 109 Jews were selected to be gasses, their bodies returned to Hirt at his laboratory for preparation as adisplay. In this proposal he is attempting to get the Ahnenerbe Foundation to support his ethnological "research." In the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial of 1946, 23 SS physicians, scientists, and officials were indicted for crimes against humanity, and accused of committing "murders... tortures, and atrocities and other inhuman acts" through medical experimentation as well as through euthanasia and forced sterilization. Hirt committed suicide before he could be brought to trial. Source: USHMM.

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10 x 8"

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Ethnological foundation, Ahnenerbe-Stiftung, Nuremberg, Nuremberg Trials, Doctor's Trial, Reich Univeristy, Strasbourg, Ahnenerbe division, Death, USHMM, August Sievers Hurt, Bruno Wolfram Beger

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Copy of Proposal Submitted to Ethnological Foundation from Dr. August Hirt (copy from USHMM)

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