Ariel Reynolds Nazi Experiments 1-17-18English 10 Throughouthistory, there have been extremely evil doctors who have ruined lives, and eventaken the lives of some of their patients. The Nazi experiments may have beenreally pleasing for some of the doctors who had performed them, but the peoplethat were being performed on had to fight for their lives. Those people had tosuffer and live in pain.
Even though most of them gave up because they didn’thave the strength to continue, some surprisingly lived. JosefMengele, also known as “Angel of Death” and “Beautiful Devil”, is said to bethe worst and most cruel doctor today. Not only was he a Nazi physician, he wasalso a German SS officer. Josef had decided what Jew were the best to keep asprisoners; ones who were forced to work and live in horrible conditions. Thenagain, he had also decided what Jewswere to weak to stay. If they were too weak, they were killed.
Josef inparticular was a doctor who found interest in learning and studying heredity.He’d found so much amusement in experimenting that he decided to do experimentson twins. Aside from these, he had conducted experiments on how to change eyecolor, amputating limbs and attempting to reattach them, and sterilizing women.(Grant, Paragraph 12) Anotherwidely know doctor today is Carl Clauberg. He was a German gynecologist whoconducted medical experiments, specifically in Aushwitz concentration camp.In1942, Clauberg approached Heinrich Himmler, suggesting the experiments thatdealt with the sterilization of women. These experiments were by x-ray and helpconducted by Horst Schumann.
During their time at Aushwitz, 300 women wereexperimented on. Clauberg had eventually been arrested, released, and arrestedagain. Unfortunetly, before his trial, he haddied.
(Grant, Paragraph 7) Oneof many experiments performed is known as the twin experiments. Central leader,Josef Mengele, had experimented on as many as 1500 sets of twins, only about200 survived testing. All imprisoned atAushwitz concentration camp. Mengele had hoped to find secrets of multiplebirths. In the act of doing so, he had injected dyes into the eyes of twins tosee if there was a change in color. He had dispatched them with a singleinjection of chloroform to the heart, and he’d sewed them together. This inwhich Mengele did to create their own form of conjoined twins.(Tyson, Paragraph5) Another experiment that had been conducted in Aushwitz is the sterilizationexperiments.
Although it had failed many times they did finally figure out away for it to work. The Nazi doctors performed radiation treatments. This hadmade anyone with genetic disabilities, such as, weak mindedness, schizophrenia,blindness, deafness, etc; sterile. Mengele, along with many others, forcedsubstances into a woman’s cervix or uterus. This bringing horrible pain,bleeding and bursting spasms into their stomachs. (Tyson, Paragraph 10) Becausedoctor Clauberg had successfully figured out how to perform this treatment, hewas ordered to perform artificial insemination experiments. He strapped thepatients down, injected them with animal sperm and had said that monsters weregrowing in their wombs. (Tyson, Paragraph 11) Aside from these, doctorsconducted numerous horrific experiments.
Such as ,experiments with poison where the prisoners were shot bypoisonous bullets to test the potency levels of poisons. (Paragraph, 6)Seawater experiments in which the patients were given nothing edible but seawater for as long as three months. Due to the severe dehydration, it’s saidthat they’d licked freshly mopped floors in hope of finding drinkable water.(Tyson, Paragraph 12) Mustard gas experiments, where the doctors first burnedthe prisoners and then tested the treatment for burns. (Sharma, Paragraph 7) Bone, muscle, nerve transplantation in whichdoctors removed a part of the patients body without anesthesia to learn if alimb or joint could be attached to another patient who was missing thatspecific limb or joint. The patients not only suffered from mutilation butpermanent disability.
(Tyson, Paragraph 9) Head injury experiments where theyhad hammered the heads of little boys, driving those children insane. (Sharma,Paragraph 9) High altitude experiments where the prisoners were kept inlow-pressure chambers. These chambers had altitudes as high as 66,000 ft. Thisactually caused the formation of tiny air bubbles in the blood vessels of acertain part of the brain. (Sharma, Paragraph 10) Malaria experiments where theNazi doctors would infect the healthy prisoners with mosquitoes. (Sharma,Paragraph 11) Sulphonamide experiments, where they had wounded the prisoners,infected the wounds with bacteria, aggravated the infection by applying woodshavings and ground glass, and tested the effectiveness of the anti- microbialagent. (Sharma, Paragraph 12) Finally, the freezing experiment this in whichdoctors put patients into vats of icy water or strapped them down naked outsidein the freezing cold. After doing so,they tried to warm their body back up with heated blankets.
(Tyson, Paragraph3) Althoughthere were many deaths, some did manage to survive to tell their story. HeinzReimer, a Jewish survivor of several concentration camps, had given a report ofwhat had happened to him in several concentration camps. He had to undergoexperiments of terminal hypothermia and he was infected with various diseasesby Nazi doctors. Reimer had said, “Dr. Shilling infected me three times withMalaria tropical bacteria. He withdrew from my body one and a half liters ofblood for serum experiments. He infected me with syphilis by inflicting a12-centimeter cutting would to my leg. After this I had to undergo cures- Icounted 46 injections of Atebrin and other injections.
” This alone shows thatJews were truly tortured. Reimer had also said in his review that he was lockedin a glass cage for 2 hours by an “inhuman Nazi”, where mosquitos infected hisbody. One time when he couldn’t handle it any longer, he tried to escape. Fordoing so, he’d received seven days of strict detention and received 25 lasheswith a leather bullwhip. (Maltz, Parapraph 11 and 12) A copy of this testimonyhad been published in a book on Nazi human experiments. Patrick Casiano, anarchivist at the CZA, had said “I was very surprised to discover it becauseusually here at CZA, we deal with administrative and bureaucratic documentsthat were in the possession of various Zionist organizations- never somethingas personal and gruesome in nature as this.” (Maltz, Paragraph 9 and 10) Throughoutall of these past horrible actions, it’s easy to say to never stop believingthat something good will come to you.
There’s always going to be bad times,some worse than others, that you wish you could change but, as long as youbelieve something good will come out of it then something will. God bless thosewho had to suffer the horrible working conditions and experimentation in theseconcentration camps.