The Holocaust was without a doubt, one of the most devastating periods in human history. One of the most disturbing parts of the Holocaust was the medical
experiments that took place. Some were performed for military purposes, whereas others were in the search of the "perfect race," others were genetics, and some,
were just to see how much mental and physical pain and anguish they could cause. Most experiments took place in Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald, and
Sachsenhausen. The Nazi doctors did not consider the people to be human, they were just larger guinea pigs to them. Pain was not relevant.
The unlucky ones who were chosen for the experiments were selected almost as soon as they arrived. In Auschwitz, Doctor Menegle attended every
selection. He had a fascination with dwarfs, twins, hunchbacks, and other things abnormal. So if someone fell in that category they were usually selected for
experimentation. Another way one could be chosen is if you were in a hospital.
Much like the hospital mentioned in Elie Weisel's book Night. Nurses and doctors
would take you from your room in your sleep, or while you were awake and perform the experiments without anyone's consent.
Most of the experiments that were for military "research" were done to see how long someone could last alive. Therefore, most died. One of the
experiments at Dachau was the High altitude experiment. This particular experiment was tested on 200 people of which 80 died, the rest were executed so they
could not testify against the doctors. The experiment was performed by putting inmates into low-pressure chambers, that simulated high altitudes as high as 68,000
feet. The doctors monitored their physiological response as they succumbed and died. One of the doctors was said to have dissected victims brains while they were
still alive, to...