The Nazis were infamous for their cruel and unusual experiments on humans. The Nazi doctors did human experimentations which were series of medical experiments on a large numbers of prisoners, including children. These experiments took place in the concentration camps in the early 1940s, during World War II.After the war, these crimes were tried at what became known as the Nazi Doctor Trials, and the revulsion at the abuses perpetrated led to the development of the Nuremberg Code. Before the Nuremberg Code, Nazi doctors abused their power as a doctor, of a method of advancing medical and health knowledge by performing several crimes against humanity and as a result, there where many deaths.
Interrogation methods the Gestapo used were drownings of prisoners in a bathtub filled with ice-cold water; electric shocks applied all over the body, crushing a man's testicles, beatings with rubber nightstick and cowhide whips, and burning flesh with matches or soldering
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
Karl Brandt was first appointed the co-head of the T-4 Euthanasia Program alongside Philipp Bouhler and in 1942, Hitler appointed Brandt Commissioner of Sanitation and Health. His heavy involvement with experiments on concentration camp inmates led him to be prosecuted in 1946-47 alongside "twenty-three doctors and administrators accused of organizing and participating in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the form of medical experiments and medical procedures inflicted on prisoners and civilians" (Harvard Law) They were charged with more than twelve series of medical experiments including the studying the effects of freezing, malaria, poison gas, bone/muscle/nerve regeneration, saltwater consumption, sterilization, and many more. The experiments conducted on inmates included killing Jews for anatomical research, euthanasia of sick civilians, and the killing of tubercular Poles. "For the most part they are nameless dead.
As a survivor of the Holocaust on April 12 1999 Elie have a speech at the White House talking about his life growing up at the concentration camps. He also discusses about indifference and what it really is. He goes in depth about what difference and shows the audience how dangerous indifference really is. When comparing the speech of indifference to the book Night i feel that book was better in many ways.
Josef Mengele Josef Mengele was one of the most callous, sadistic men during the Holocaust. Imagine being sewn together with your twin in order to create Siamese twins: just to please a man. That is what Josef Mengele did to two Gypsy twins located in the camp he was working in. It is important to know about Josef Mengele and what he did to the victims of the Holocaust so no one desires to do brutal things again.
The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933). " The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”). Finally, Holocaust
Auschwitz Concentration Camp The Nazis thought concentration camps were a good way to detain individuals, one of the largest and most outrageous concentration camps was known as Auschwitz, millions of people died and few survived. Auschwitz had three major death camps, Auschwitz I was where medical and chemical experiments were done. Poland’s first and largest concentration camp, established in 1940 by SS authorities was known as Auschwitz. It was a detention center used by the Nazi Regimes as a way to keep political prisoners, suspected enemies and others not supportive of Nazi Germany together. People sent to Auschwitz were used as forced laborers for the war and other jobs.
During World War 2, the most evident traits of totalitarianism were the Nazi’s military terror that led to the Warsaw ghetto, Hitler’s persecution of the Jews that resulted in death camps like Auschwitz, and Stalin’s control of individuals that caused famine across millions. Hitler and the Nazis used military terror in World War 2 to force Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, which resulted in starvation and death. Military terror was a tactic used by rulers to gain obedience through violence. Many times leaders have a special police force to protect the government's interests and scare the people into abiding by their rules. In Germany, Hitler used military terror to enforce his leadership with the help from the Nazi party.
Not only was this camp filled with political prisoners but with artists, various intellectuals, some handicapped, and many homosexuals. According to Hitler, these types of people were considered unfit for the community of Germany. The first prisoners were approximately 200 Communists who were taken into what was called "protective custody," and were called the "enemies of the state." According to The Holocaust Research Project, Dachau became a useful training facility for the SS (or Schutzstaffel, which is German for “Protective organization”) and Dachau saw those with different convictions as lower-ranking and to deal with them, Nazi’s would kill them. Prisoners were used in medical experiments as well as slave labor to produce
They would take twins, some as young as five years old,and killed them after their experimentation and their bodies were dissected. Doctors in the death camps would drop chemicals into the child’s eyes to see if they would change color, (“Holocaust-Medical Experiments). More experiments that were done to twins would be when they sewed them together,to make Siamese twins, but their hands would get infected, and they were later gassed. The would perform surgeries without anesthesia.
He and Jahrling begin analyzing the sample of the monkeys’ blood serum which was wrongly diagnosed. During the procedure, there’s a part where the scientists decide to smell it without knowing it’s infected or not. If the virus was airborne, both of the scientists would have infected. Chapter 13 Thanksgiving: The Jaax Family visits their family over Thanksgiving.
During their time at Auschwitz, Eva and Miriam were put through many extremely harsh surgeries and experiments. Josef Mengele did many medical experiments at Auschwitz using twins. He did experiments without using anesthesia, and performed transfusions of blood to one twin to another. Mengele would also make injections with lethal germs, do sex change operations, and even removed organs and limbs of some helpless twins. The children that were as old as five and six years were usually murdered after the experiment was over.
These injection cause infections, such as abscesses. Once an abscess is severe it left no other option than visiting the county’s hospital. Furthermore, Edgewater members were in poor health due to the misuse of drugs and poor dieting. In the 1980s, injection drug users and homosexual were the blame for HIV. This affected how the government would fund indigent patients.
For example, he mentions a ‘‘notorious’’ figure of the camp, being Dr. Mengele. This man is known for inhumane human experiments (such as mustard gas exposure for medical purposes), and was a reputable Schutzstaffel member. While Mengele is shown, other Schutzstaffel are often unknown; indeed, their proxy commanders are in the figure of Kapos. Throughout the Night passage, the “favoured” (in the way that they are kept healthier than the others, as seen in the selection) Kapos direct the other workers.