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Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans
 
 

Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans [Kindle Edition]

Vivien Spitz
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"In this personal account of her service in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Vivien Spitz continues to contribute to the cause of human rights..." -- President Jimmy Carter.

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A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, told for the first time by an eyewitness court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors. This is the account of 22 men and 1 woman and the torturing and killing by experiment they authorized in the name of scientific research and patriotism. Doctors from Hell includes trial transcripts that have not been easily available to the general public and previously unpublished photographs used as evidence in the trial. The author describes the experience of being in bombed-out, dangerous, post-war Nuremberg, where she lived for two years while working on the trial. Once a Nazi sympathizer tossed bombs into the dining room of the hotel where she lived moments before she arrived for dinner. She takes us into the courtroom to hear the dramatic testimony and see the reactions of the defendants to the proceedings. This landmark trial resulted in the establishment of guidelines for medical research involving human beings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2695 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591810329
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GBTA5W
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A first hand account of the doctors trial 4 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book because the author was present at the doctor trials. I had hoped for a comprehensive account of the doctors and their actions but it isn't. There is a chapter devoted to the each of the various experiments but I found them generally brief, there are excerpts from the victims testimonies though. It is a book describing what she saw and heard during her time in Nuremberg but isn't a detailed account of who the doctors were and what they did. Even though it was a bit short it was ok, hence three stars.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Thought Provoking, 25 Jan 2007
Format:Hardcover
This book is one of the most informative books I have ever read on the Holocaust. I have recently visited Poland, I spent a week learning about the Large Jewish Community before the war, and the varied process's the Nazi party used for their mass extermination. I visited Auschwitz, Majdanek, Triblinka and Plaszow concentration camps. Out of the 6 books I read whilst on my visit, this is the one that most stands out for me.

It gives a detailed account of what conversations and statements were made at the Nuremberg trials including Testimonies from survivors of the horrendous experiments. Each chapter is related to a different experiment carried out by Nazi `doctors'. It was not only incredibly interesting, but it provoked me to research the holocaust even more as, after my visit I am even more curious to know every single detail about the atrocious events that occurred.

This book did the perfect job by describing the manner and the place every experiment was operated in. Some pictures of the `results' of the experiments are included, and it is because of these pictures and the detailed testimonies and accounts of the various Experiments that took place, that I would not recommend this book to the emotionally fragile. Then again - if you want to know, there's only one way to find out. After all, I am only 16, and I found this book amazing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth reading 25 Feb 2011
By frank
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
well written book giving good insight into the evil that was Nazism. Vivien Spatz was a court reporter who was present at the trial of leading nazi doctors
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent 10 Feb 2010
By Mr. Pj Williams VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
If your buying this then you have to keep one thing in mind. this is one woman's story of how she saw the Nuremberg trial concerning the doctors. there is about three chapters about her time there, and the rest is a chapter on each type of experiment. the book is well written if not a little strange in the layout as you don't really need her part in this type of book . however the parts written on the experiments on the doctors, though they may be short do shine a light on what was done and to who by who. So for those starting to look into this crime I highly recomend it and even those a bit more ahead will find names and dates and other assorted facts that they may not know.

In short, interesting, informative, well written. I cant mark someone down for what they didnt write as there are giant thick tomes out there on the same subject,this was just another persons involvement in the story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good general summary 28 Jun 2013
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This book is a must for those studying the holocaust or the history of human experimentation in medicine. It can be hard to read but is a real eye opener.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Disturbing but Flawed book. 20 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
A disturbing but flawed book on one of the darkest chapters in world history. The court transcripts are disjointed and whole pages spread out a few lines onto the whole page. Depth and analysis is not what this book is about and I found the whole thing disjointed and in the end not very satisfying.
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This book and its contents should be taught at the appropriate level to all school children as real historical testimony to the horrors of the NAZI'S experiments carried out on innocent human beings,in the name of science by DOCTORS who saw this as an opportunity to further their own personal knowledge of how far a human can be tortured and withstand both pain and indignity, without a thought for the humane treatment of their own species which they treated worse than lab rats. In my view these so called DOCTORS have brought an indelible stain to their profession that should never be forgotten nor allowed to forget.

An excellent book that at times is very upsetting but at the same time a sympathetic and passionate account of what lows humanity will ,if allowed unchecked, stoop too in the name of research and science. A must read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars incredible book 3 Jun 2014
By Sam
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This woman was fortunate and unfortunate , a privilege not have been able
E to report this evil but also a horrific time to be in. A very brave and wonderful woman who led a full interesting life
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Average
although this was an interesting read I felt it took too long to 'get to the point'
this isn't the best book I've read and it was repetitive in parts
Published 8 months ago by vm
4.0 out of 5 stars And indeed they were
The transcript style of writing takes a little bit of getting used to but compelling none the less and exposes the way that German Doctors disregarded there hippocratic oath to do... Read more
Published 16 months ago by pinkorbrown
3.0 out of 5 stars Unbleivable that this went on.
Although I knew this went on during the war I found it very sad reading about it. Its haed to beleive that Doctors really did such things.
Published 19 months ago by Mrs C G Margetts
5.0 out of 5 stars Demented Doctors Infected with the Insanity of National Socialism!"
Lilian Spitz's book hands down takes the cake in showing the depravity of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and the depths that even their medical profession descended into. Ms. Read more
Published on 28 July 2011 by Bernie Weisz
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor stuff
This book is of little scientific or historical value, but a niaive young woman's personal narrative written in a tedious all-American apple pie style.
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by david_masson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I was looking for
I have just finished reading this book, and while it is a worthy endeavour, it is probably not the first I would recommend for readers interested in the subject. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2010 by Mrs. TK Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and very emotive
I am fascinated by certain aspects of the 2nd world war. As in how can one section of humans be so cruel and pure evil to another. I have watched the SHOAH documentary. Read more
Published on 20 April 2009 by Mr. N. P. Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars DOCTORS from HELL.
This is dark stuff indeed, but a precise and reasonably unemotional account of what these men indulged in during the war. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2009 by Mrs. E. A. Marks
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