For a different course, I had to examine an article about a topic of my liking. I chose to look at doctors in Nazi Germany and their role. The article from the other class really reminded me of the topics we were discussing in class this week. The article spoke about the practices that doctors had to perform on the victims. These victims were not just Jews, but homosexuals, gypsies, deformed, and more. The fact that sterilization was practiced on people so they wouldn’t be able to reproduce is sickening to me. I cannot believe that someone would be able to carry out such an act. People would get many other types of abuse done to them and mistreatments. Sterilization experiments, euthanasia, and different types of death were preformed.
In class we studied and read a lot about the horrific incidences and ideals that people supported or didn’t support. Some people tried to justify killing by different means. Some drank away the sorrows. In Browning, there was some people who actually did refuse to join these inhumane acts, and there was also a doctor in the article I read. He may have not been totally innocent, but this man worked inside a camp and from different inside sources, they told that he was actually trying to help the victims live by giving him his own food or sneaking medicine to help these people. As much as this topic is hard to swallow, there were some people who did try to reach out and help.
Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. (New York: Harper Collins, 1992)
Jack S. Boozer, “Children of Hippocrates: Doctors in Nazi Germany,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1980): Vol. 450, accessed September 14, 2015, http://www.jstor.org/stable/1042560?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoAdvancedSearch%3Fsd%3D%26amp%3Bc5%3DAND%26amp%3Bf2%3Dall%26amp%3Bq3%3D%26amp%3Bq1%3D%26amp%3Bc6%3DAND%26amp%3Bc2%3DAND%26amp%3Bf4%3Dall%26amp%3Bq4%3D%26amp%3Bq2%3D%26amp%3Bc1%3DAND%26amp%3Bq0%3Dchildren%2Bof%2Bhippocrates%253A%2BDocors%2Bin%2Bnazi%2Bgermany%26amp%3Bf5%3Dall%26amp%3Bc4%3DAND%26amp%3Bq6%3D%26amp%3Bf0%3Dall%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bf6%3Dall%26amp%3Bisbn%3D%26amp%3Bf1%3Dall%26amp%3Bf3%3Dall%26amp%3Bed%3D%26amp%3Bc3%3DAND%26amp%3Bpt%3D%26amp%3Bq5%3D%26amp%3Bla%3D&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
PICTURE “The Auschwitz Album”. Yad Vashem.