Nazi Experiments Against Humanity

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“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it” (Joseph Mengele), is what the virtuous german people would think if they had been ready to give up hope. People of many races were targeted by the nazis for doing nothing wrong. The Nazis conducted experiments on subjects without consent from them and the weak races that became the targets not only panicked, but also lost their rights. Innocent people’s fate was becoming vague, as well as Germany becoming shrouded by a cloud of terror that developed from the violations of many people’s rights. With an iron fist ruling over Germany, the Nazi party abused their powers by taking away the people 's will when they introduced experimentations directed towards the weak and innocent,…show more content…
When the Nazis gained complete control over Germany, more opportunities to introduce new practices on people rose. Medical experimentation and analysis was one of the utmost reasons for testing and evaluating the use of new treatments from the Nazis point of view, but the way they seduced and used victims with connections to genocide and war crimes against humanity was ghastly (Marks 1). It was said that Hitler had encouraged the experiments for medical and military purposes, and ideals. He appointed Himmler to do manage all of the assessments to gain information to help create new strategies for the Nazi party (Cohen 2). Other than the false reasoning and ethical reasons behind the tests, the Nazis continued committing the crimes with more aggressiveness and cruelty. Experiments consisted on freezing, genetics, surgery, interrogating, traumatizing, pharmacological, sun lamp, and high altitude experiments (“Medical” 1). Michael Berenbaum, an expert on Nazi medical experimentation, stated that “Some experiments had legitimate scientific purposes, though the methods that were used violated the canons of medical ethics. Others were racial in nature, designed to advance Nazi racial theories. Most were simply bad science” (Berenbaum 1). What Berenbaum means is that experiments committed by Nazis were cruel and simply horrible. Processes of the experiments proved to be unbearable for patients because of the methods behind treatments: patients were burned under sun lamps,…show more content…
It should be noted that it only deals with adult consent in the context of the Nazi experiments, and was not intended to cover all situations. The tribunal drew heavily on two expert witnesses, Andrew Ivy and Leo Alexander, who compiled historical precedents and proposed most of the points that were eventually incorporated into the judgement. Michael Gorin, an expert on the Nuremberg Code, has called it the cornerstone of modern human experimentation ethics

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