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Recommended research about trials of Nazi Doctors and other Nazi War Criminals:

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation The atrocities committed by Nazi physicians and researchers during World War II prompted the development of the Nuremberg Code to define the ethics of modern medical experimentation utilizing human subjects. Since its enunciation, the Code has been viewed as one of the cornerstones of modern bioethical thought. The sources and ramifications of this important document are thoroughly discussed in this book by a distinguished roster of contemporary professionals from the fields of history, philosophy, medicine, and law. The book sheds light on keenly debated issues of both science and jurisprudence, including the ethics of human experimentation; the doctrine of informed consent; and the Code's impact on today's international human rights agenda. It provides stimulating, provocative reading for physicians, legal professionals, bioethicists, historians, biomedical researchers, and concerned laypersons.


The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton
(Review by Amazon reviewer Ruth Henriquez Lyon)
This book explores the question of how doctors, who are sworn to do no harm, became the integral organizers and managers of the Nazi death camps. Through exhaustive interviews with these doctors, people who knew them, and camp survivors, Lifton arrives at more than just individual psychological profiles of these professional killers. He presents us rather with a dense, psychosocial exploration of the dynamics of state-organized terror, along with enough history to describe the milieu in which these dynamics evolved. (Many people will be surprised to discover that the eugenics movement, which fueled the Nazi terror, had a large following in the United States during the 1930's.) The book reads like a novel in parts (especially the chapter on Josef Megele). However, I found the introduction one of the most interesting sections; in it Lifton describes the process he went through to gather and analyze his data. This included interviewing ex-Nazi doctors, who suspected or knew outright that Lifton himself is Jewish. Lifton's descriptions of the little verbal dances he and these doctors did around the German/Jewish conflict are fascinating.....For obvious reasons this book is not an "easy read," despite the quality of the writing. It will literally give you bad dreams. However, those dreams will spring from the collective human experience which we all share. For that reason this book is important to read.




War criminal on trial: Rauca of Kaunas  True account of Helmut Rauca, a Gestapo Jewish affairs specialist, who escaped to Canada after WWII and lived a peaceful peasant life for many years before being discovered.

Unauthorized Entry: The Truth About Nazi War Criminals in Canada, 1946-1956
by Howard Margolian
List price US $39.95 Amazon Price

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Other Suggested Holocaust Research:
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Books about Nazi Doctors and Trials of War Criminals
This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
Josef Mengele
Drama - Plays about the Holocaust

 

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