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Cover: 'Deutches Reich'above and 'Arbeitsbuch' below an eagle. Interior: 32 pages; 1-9 include many hand stamps and handwriting. Pages 10-32 are blank.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Work booklet for a laboratory assistant, Albert Kuschel, who worked in the Robert Koch Institute of Infectious Diseases in Berlin. Eugen Gildemeister was a German bacteriologist who, subsequent to the Nazi rise to power, became Director and Vice-President of this Institute. Gildemeister was involved with pseudo-medical experiments on inmates of Buchenwald, Natzweiler, Sachsenhausen and Dachau. On March 3, 1942, he was present as 145 inmates of KL Buchenwald were purposely infected with typhus. Five of those inmates died during this experiment. Gildemeister himself was held responsible for 250 deaths from his experiments on prisoners. On May 8, 1945, the day of German surrender, Gildemeister committed suicide in Berlin.


6 x 4 1/4"


Arbeitsbuch Robert Koch Institute of Infectious Diseases Berlin Robert Koch Institute



Arbeitsbuch Signed by Eugen Gildemeister

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