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NAZI MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS - PART I



Top left & top right: Scenes of horror at Nazi concentration camps, where live prisoners were subjected to barbaric medical experiments. Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals, Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949-1953, Vol.I.

Middle left: Children subjected to medical experiments in Auschwitz. Source: The Pictorial History of the Holocaust, Edited by Yitzhak Arad, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1990.

Middle right: High-altitude medical experiments in Dachau. In order to test the probable endurance of pilots who have to eject from their planes, SS doctors exposed prisoners to high-altitude conditions simulated in a chamber. Many victims died during such experiments. In order for the simulation to be as realistic as possible, prisoners were hung by parachute straps. Source: Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals, Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949-1953, Vol. I.

Bottom left: A guide shows jars containing human organs removed from prisoners in Buchenwald to American soldier Jack Levine. Source: National Archives, College Park, Maryland.

Bottom right: A prisoner is submerged in a tank filled with cold water. The goal of this type of experiments was to check how long German pilots would survive after parachuting into the North Sea. Different types of clothing were tested, as well as different methods for reviving the experimental subjects who survived. Source: The Pictorial History of the Holocaust, edited by Yitzhak Arad, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1990.

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