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War Crimes Trials: Medical Case

Film | Accession Number: 1993.177.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2429 | Film ID: 2279

(Munich 479) War Crimes Trials - Subsequent Trial Proceedings, Case 1 (Medical Case), Nuremberg, Germany. MS, three defendants: Genzken, Gebhart, Blome, as Gen. Telford Taylor reads the indictment of the Medical Case. HS defendants in dock. H Pan from dock to Taylor at podium. He describes experiments on Roma and a jaundice epidemic. Views of audience (out of focus). Taylor delivers from the podium about sterilization. 03:05:00 "In the sterilization experiments conducted by the defendants at Auschwitz, Ravensbrueck, and other concentration camps, the destructive nature of the Nazi medical program comes out most forcibly. The Nazis were searching for methods of extermination, both by murder and sterilization, of large population groups, by the most scientific and least conspicuous means. They were developing a new branch of medical science which would give them the scientific tools for the planning and practice of genocide. The primary purpose was to discover an inexpensive, unobtrusive, and rapid method of sterilization which could be used to wipe out Russians, Poles, Jews, and other people." Taylor discusses medicinal sterilization which was carried out en masse. Taylor, in continuing to read the indictment, discusses sterilization of concentration camp victims and Roma. Taylor speaks about Gebhart and Brack. 03:09:50 Taylor discusses innoculation of patients with typhus (Fleckfieber) at Buchenwald. HS of judges at bench.

Event:  1946 December 09
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:28
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