Task #9: Medical Experiments

Jews became targets for gruesome medical experiments by SS doctors. Jews were maimed, disfigured, tortured and put through incredible pain in these experiments, and the majority of them died ghastly deaths. Step back in time and gather information about these atrocities.

1. There are three broad classes of medical experiments done at Dachau. What are they?

2. Why were the freezing/hypothermia experiments carried out on prisoners?

3. Why did Josef Mengele do so many experiments on twins?

4. List three other medical experiments that were carried out on the Jewish prisoners.

Josef Mengele
Mengele, Angel of Death
Jewish Virtual Library - Medical Experiments
Medical Experimentation - Twins
Medical Experiments - Types
Freezing Experiments
Lists of Medical Experiments