Book Discussion on Doctors from Hell: Nazi Experiments on Humans

Vivien Spitz talked about her book Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans, published by Sentinel… read more

Vivien Spitz talked about her book Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans, published by Sentinel Publications. As part of the Nuremberg Trials from 1945 - 1949, twenty Nazi doctors and three medical assistants were charged with crimes against humanity and genocide. Ms. Spitz was a young court reporter covering the trials for the U.S. War Department and documented this case in her book. It tells the story of the German medical professionals who used prisoners of war and concentration camp inmates as medical test subjects, conducting such experiments as high-altitude oxygen tests, freezing water submersion tests, and artificial infections of inmates with mustard gas. It also looks at the verdicts and sentencing of the defendants in the trials. She discussed the events leading to her attendance at the trials as well as the events surrounding the trial. After her presentation, she responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Doctors from Hell: Nazi Experiments on Humans

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Sep 3, 2005
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Nov 21, 2006

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  • Sep 03, 2005 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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