Nazi Science:
Human Experimentation vs. Human Rights

Experiments conducted on human prisoners in Nazi concentration camps were in fact brutal crimes committed under the guise of Nazi medicine. In addition, Nazi science and medicine played a pivotal role in the perpetration of genocide.

During this course, we will examine the role of Nazi science in genocide and human experimentation. For example:

These atrocities will be evaluated within the context of necessary fundamental human rights using the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1947 Nuremberg Code, the Declarations of Helsinki, the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Research With Human Participants, and other documents pertaining to human rights and human experimentation. We will also examine:

Course Materials:

Summer 2017 Syllabus

Recommended Readings and Links

** Megan Quinn's Nazi Experiments & Nazi Doctors Pages **

Instructor: Linda M. Woolf, Ph.D.

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