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The victims of unethical human experiments and coerced research under National Socialism

Abstract

There has been no full evaluation of the numbers of victims of Nazi research, who the victims were, and of the frequency and types of experiments and research. This paper gives the first results of a comprehensive evidence-based evaluation of the different categories of victims. Human experiments were more extensive than often assumed with a minimum of 15,754 documented victims. Experiments rapidly increased from 1942, reaching a high point in 1943. The experiments remained at a high level of intensity despite imminent German defeat in 945. There were more victims who survived than were killed as part of or as a result of the experiments, and the survivors often had severe injuries.

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Authors

Weindling, Paul J.
Villiez, Annavon
Loewenau, Aleksandra
Farron, Nichola

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences\Department of History, Philosophy and Culture

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Year of publication: 2015
Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-10-01


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