Blitzed: Nazi Germany’s methamphetamine addiction

Norman Ohler, an award winning German journalist and author of novels, has written an astonishing historical account that brings to light a previously unmentioned, but pervasive facet of life during the Third Reich. The German book title, Der Totale Rausch“(2015) is a play . . . Continue reading →

Nazi Victims’ Newly Identified Brain Parts Uncovered at Max Planck Research Institute

August 31, 2016: The Times of Israel  reports that brain parts used for research during, and after WWII by Nazi doctors — most likely by the premier neuroscientist, Professor Julius Hallervorden –have been newly uncovered at the Max Planck Institute — formerly . . . Continue reading →

Twentieth Century Ethics Of Human Subjects Research

Who determines whether a medical intervention falls within the parameters of an experiment?   Historical case is examined by Maria Rentetzi, who addresses the issue in “The Women Radium Dial Painters as Experimental Subjects (1920-1990), or; What Counts as Human Experimentation?” She notes . . . Continue reading →

Auschwitz: 60 Year Anniversary– the Role of IG Farben-Bayer

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. Elderly Holocaust survivors, former soldiers and world leaders have gathered in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary: “I would like to say . . . Continue reading →