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A page of the proposal submitted to the Ethnological Foundation [Ahnenerbe-Stiftung] by Dr. August Hirt, which was introduced as evidence at the Medical Case (Doctors') Trial in Nuremberg.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 03569

A page of the proposal submitted to the Ethnological Foundation [Ahnenerbe-Stiftung] by Dr. August Hirt, which was introduced as evidence at the Medical Case (Doctors') Trial in Nuremberg.

The Anatomical Institute at the University of Strasbourg, directed by Dr. August Hirt, collected and studied cadavers and skeletons in a pseudoscientific attempt to identify physiological differences between the races. In search of subjects for his study, Hirt petitioned the Ethnological Foundation [Ahnenerbe-Stiftung], an organization of the SS endowed to coordinate ethnological research in support of SS ideology.

Date
1943
Variant Locale
Strassburg
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2004-11-16 00:00:00
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