Have any of you read QB VII (not sure of the number) by Leon Uris?
The “human factors” experiments carried out by the Nazis were so monstrous as to be disgusting. They injected dye directly into the eyes of people trying to change them to blue. Men had radioactive compounds injected directly into their testicles to see if mutation or sterilazation could be achieved. Identical twins were reserved for especially brutal experiments due to the availability of a control subject. That these twins were often mere children gave these torturers not a moment’s pause.
If there was any medical progress made by the Nazis it was entirely negated by the horrific enormity of their crimes against humanity. To discuss any of their work as a medical “gold mine” is to give a whiff of respectability to their disgusting acts. As open minded as I am, I cannot in good conscience watch an offhanded discussion of Nazi brutality allow to be clothed in the validity of scientific investigation.
Try to consider that people did not willingly engage in being nearly frozen to death. Many of these so-called “medical experiments” were more akin to torture with a callous disregard for human life that any sort of real science.
The fact that some of my mother’s family died at the hands of the Nazis might also have something to do with my stance.
I challenge any of you to read Uris’ book and walk away with a perception different from mine.
[sub]NOTE TO MODS: IF MY ANSWER SEEMED OBTUSE IT WAS INTENDED TO MAKE THE OP CAREFULLY CONSIDER BEING IN THE SHOES OF THOSE WHO WERE TORTURED SO MERCILESSLY.[/SUB]