Doctors from Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans

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Sentient Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 318 pages
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A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, told for the first time by an eyewitness court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors. This is the account of 22 men and 1 woman and the torturing and killing by experiment they authorised in the name of scientific research and patriotism. Doctors from Hell includes trial transcripts that have not been easily available to the general public and previously unpublished photographs used as evidence in the trial. The author describes the experience of being in bombed-out, dangerous, post-war Nuremberg, where she lived for two years while working on the trial. Once a Nazi sympathiser tossed bombs into the dining room of the hotel where she lived moments before she arrived for dinner. She takes us into the courtroom to hear the dramatic testimony and see the reactions of the defendants to the proceedings. This landmark trial resulted in the establishment of the Nuremberg code, which set the guidelines for medical research involving human beings. A significant addition to the literature on World War II and the Holocaust, medical ethics, human rights, and the barbaric depths to which human beings can descend.
  

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A gripping account of the horrific experiments done by doctors at Nazi concentration camps during WW2. The author was present at the doctors trials in Nuremberg and is a must read for anyone that is interested in World War II and Germany under Nazi rule. Read full review

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Dark, interesting read about the worst humanity has done. Read full review

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Vivien Spitz, the youngest court reporter at the Nuremberg Trials, has given over 500 speeches on the lessons of the Holocaust to schools, churches, synagogues, and professional groups internationally. She has been honoured numerous times for her work, including commendations from Bill Clinton, Al Gore, US Senator Christopher Dodd, and the state of Israel. She was the first woman to report on the U.S. Senate floor and has taken down the words of four presidents. She lives near Denver, Colorado.

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