Medical Experiments During The Holocaust Essay

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Medical Experiments during the Holocaust The holocaust, lasting from 1933 to 1945, became known as one of the most disturbing affairs in history. During this time period not only were six million Jew’s murdered, but many people from different minority groups were killed as well. They were brought to German concentration camps, where they were prisoners in very harsh conditions. There is one thing people do not know about the Holocaust, however. Nazi physicians preformed various medical experiments on prisoners from the concentration camps, for military and medical advancement. One experiment established for military advancement is the immersion-hypothermia experiments. This experiment was designed for German pilots who were shot down into the freezing waters of the North Sea (Quinn, Carol n.p.). Nazi physicians wanted to create a suit of some sort that would help, shot down airmen survive the cold waters longer; while also, testing various re-warming methods (Quinn, Carol n.p.). The events of this experiment took place at Dachau, a…show more content…
Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. He mainly focused on experimenting with Jewish and Roma (gypsy) twins, mostly children (Joseph Mengele, Angle of Death). Mengele preformed all kinds of torturous experiments on the twins. “Mengele performed both physical and psychological experiments, experimental surgeries performed without anesthesia, transfusions of blood from one twin to another, isolation endurance, reaction to various stimuli. He made injections with lethal germs, sex change operations, the removal of organs and limbs, incestuous impregnations (Joseph Mengele, Angle of Death).” All of Mengele’s research was never found. Most of it was sent off before the camps were liberated, but he also took some with him when he fled to South America (Joseph Mengele, Angle of
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