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A war crimes investigation photo of Jadwiga Dzido, a member of the Polish underground, who was deported to Ravensbrueck in March 1941.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78600

A war crimes investigation photo of Jadwiga Dzido, a member of the Polish underground, who was deported to Ravensbrueck in March 1941.

The experiments were conducted by Dr. Fritz Fischer, Prof. Karl Gebhardt, Dr. Stumpfegger and Ravensbrueck camp doctor, Herta Oberheuser. This photograph was entered as evidence for the prosecution at the Medical Trial in Nuremberg.

The disfiguring scars on the woman's right leg resulted from incisions made by medical personnel that were purposely infected with bacteria, dirt and slivers of glass, in order to simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war. The inflamed area was then treated with sulphonamide drugs. Many of the prisoners subjected to these treatments died from their wounds.

Date
1946 December 09 - 1947 August 20
Variant Locale
Nurnberg
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2013-01-30 00:00:00
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