The Holocaust Of World War II Essay

1772 Words Sep 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Nazi Germany is forever remembered as the villainous provocateur of World War II. This war played host to some of the most atrocious events in human history. The war has evoked several images of human cruelty, war torn cities and towns, concentration camps, nuclear holocaust, racial hatred, and villainous dictators. Underneath the tumultuous events of World War II, there was a section of Nazi policy directed at military, medical, and euthanasia experimentation. In a ravaged post war Germany, the city of Nuremberg played host to what could quite possibly be the most chilling trial in human history. The Nuremberg trials detailed some of the most gruesome events committed against humanity. The medical proceedings detailed quite possibly the most grotesque and inexplicable events ever to occur in modern times. The Nazi Doctors had committed horrible and grotesque experiments on human beings in the name of science and the state. The breadth and extent of these experiments were never before witnessed by the world.
These medical professionals, such as Dr. Josef Mengele, abused their prominent position within the Nazi state to maim, torture, and kill innocent victims. Technology and torture had allowed for experimentation that had never before been witnessed by the world. The purposes of these experiments were as varied as the means by which they conducted them. In conducting their experiments they neglected the most recognizable oath for physicians, the Hippocratic Oath.
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