By defining some human beings as “subhuman,” Nazi medical science placed them in the category of “scientific specimens,” without protection from German law (which defended animals such as dogs and cats against the same fate). Every captive of the Nazi state was considered to be a potential subject for inhuman research. Helpless victims, the inmates of psychiatric hospitals and concentration camps, were available for exploitation while alive. Leading scientists and professors took an active part in this ruthless abuse. – William E. Seidelman, M.D.
Following World War II, leading Nazi doctors were brought to justice before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Twenty doctors were charged with War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. The Nuremberg trial of the doctors revealed evidence of sadistic human experiments conducted at the Dachau, Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. These so-called “experiments” did nothing to actually advance, but only served to degrade and subject innocent victims to untold suffering.