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While the coerced human experiments are notorious among all the atrocities under National Socialism, they have been marginalised by mainstream historians. This book seeks to remedy the marginalisation, and to place the experiments in the context of the broad history of National Socialism and the Holocaust.Paul Weindling bases this study on the reconstruction of a victim grWhile the coerced human experiments are notorious among all the atrocities under National Socialism, they have been marginalised by mainstream historians. This book seeks to remedy the marginalisation, and to place the experiments in the context of the broad history of National Socialism and the Holocaust.Paul Weindling bases this study on the reconstruction of a victim group through individual victims' life histories, and by weaving the victims' experiences collectively together in terms of different groupings, especially gender, ethnicity and religion, age, and nationality. The timing of the experiments, where they occurred, how many victims there were, and who they were, is analysed, as are hitherto under-researched aspects such as Nazi anatomy and executions. The experiments are also linked, more broadly, to major elements in the dynamic and fluid Nazi power structure and the implementation of racial policies. The approach is informed by social history from below, exploring both the rationales and motives of perpetrators, but assessing these critically in the light of victim narratives....

Title : Victims and Survivors of Nazi Human Experiments: Science and Suffering in the Holocaust
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ISBN : 9781441179906
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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  • Bastian Greshake Tzovaras
    2018-10-11 09:18

    A painful collection of life histories of the victims of Nazi experiments and how German academics jumped at the chance to perform deadly human experiments to bolster their careers. Required reading for all scientists, there is no reason to think that modern academics would act any differently… Especially recommended to those who want to know more about the involvement of German institutions like the DFG, the Robert-Koch institute or Merck.