Anatomy in Nazi Germany: The Use of Victims’ Bodies in Academia and Present-Day Legacies

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Authors

  • Sabine Hildebrandt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5210/jbc.v45i1.10848

Abstract

After decades of denial, German academic medicine was reluctant to accept responsibility for its complex collaboration with the Nazi regime. Consequently, much of this history needs further detailed exploration, as legacies from this history still exist in the form of "Books, Bones and Bodies." Specifically, this concerns the legacies of anatomists' use of bodies of Nazi victims in teaching and research, as "data" have become anatomical knowledge, and the specimens from victims continue to be discovered.

Image credits: Medical University of Vienna, MUW-ZE-003250-0005-0032-DETAIL-Hakenkreuz.

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Published

2020-08-15

How to Cite

Hildebrandt, S. (2020). Anatomy in Nazi Germany: The Use of Victims’ Bodies in Academia and Present-Day Legacies: (Video presentation can be accessed from the HTML). Journal of Biocommunication, 45(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/jbc.v45i1.10848