Essay on Different Countries, Same Crimes

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Different Countries, Same Crimes
“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions” (Primo Levi). There are common people every day who experiment; however, experiments turn evil when they prove genocidal to races. Throughout history, there have been events which most would like to change or forget; likewise, there are events which are repeated, even though the event could be catastrophic in proportions, such as the scientific “experiments” conducted by the Nazi Germany’s Holocaust and The United States’ experiments after 1940. Though the countries are different, both Nazi Germany and The United States conducted inhuman “experiments” during and after the Holocaust.
Deformities happen in a rare chance, but with the German’s Thalidomide and the United States’ Agent Orange, the deformities in children with experiments of unknowing victims. The German chemical Thalidomide, or the alpha-phthalimido- glutarimide chemical, created birth defects in children such as missing body parts- arms, legs, ears, or even face- and caused multiple German families to grieve in the 1950s and 1960s. As stated by Roger Williams, Otto Ambros, who was one of the producers of the nerve gas sarin during the Halocaust, “was the chairman of [Chemie] Grünenthal’s advisory committee at the time of the development of thalidomide and was on the board of the company when Contergan…

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