This book presented the Holocaust in a most direct manner. Lifton's book depicts the
holocaust through the eyes of the prison doctors, as the prison doctors perceived their horror and
as they experienced their horror. As one of the prison doctors confided, "Our pride-my pride-is
to have been able to remain human there...I believe we remained doctors in spirit in spite of
everything." The book illustrates several different medical killing's and experimental surgery ,
from gas chambers to sterilization's that ended in death. Nazi doctors where male and consisted
in a chain of hierarchy in research importance.
ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ ÃÂÃ Lifton believed their was a need to try and examine how and why these so called human
doctors could succumb to such irrational and immoral behavior, without concluding that they all
must have been insane! If we where to question Robert Lifton on what seemed to take
precedence over all other experiments I believe from his manuscript we can conclude that
sterilization was the most prevalent of them all, overseen by doctors Carl Clauberg and Horst
Schumann. One cannot even imagine the types of experiments that the Nazi doctors performed
under the pretense of "medical research". Particularly the experimental sterilization's that where
performed out of allegedly military purpose. Adelaide Hautval a women prison doctor, illustrates
how five hundred women at time where chosen to be "guinea pigs" for sterilization experiments.
The women chosen for these experiments went in fearing what was to face them ahead, knowing
that the Nazi's principle was "anything is permitted". However these chosen women at the same
time preferred being guinea pigs, rather than being transferred to Birkenau where death was
reality. But prisoners on Block 10 where sterilization's where done, believed there was at least
hope that "maybe they will let us live after this."
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