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Dr. Fritz Klein, Bergen-Belsen’s camp doctor, standing in a mass grave after liberation.

When asked about his ethical dilemmas on conducting human experiments in the camp system, Klein famously said that: "My Hippocratic oath tells me to cut a gangrenous appendix out of the human body. The Jews are the gangrenous appendix of mankind. That’s why I cut them out."
He was tried for war crimes committed at both Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz, found guilty of only two counts, and executed in December 1945.

Dr. Fritz Klein, Bergen-Belsen’s camp doctor, standing in a mass grave after liberation.

When asked about his ethical dilemmas on conducting human experiments in the camp system, Klein famously said that: "My Hippocratic oath tells me to cut a gangrenous appendix out of the human body. The Jews are the gangrenous appendix of mankind. That’s why I cut them out."

He was tried for war crimes committed at both Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz, found guilty of only two counts, and executed in December 1945.

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February 22, 2014, 12:00pm / 188

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An ex-inmate of Bergen-Belsen eating, c. April 1945

An ex-inmate of Bergen-Belsen eating, c. April 1945

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February 21, 2014, 12:59pm / 70

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The first anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, April 1946.

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The first anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, April 1946.

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January 23, 2014, 4:04pm / 217

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Bergen-Belsen inmate, April 1945

Bergen-Belsen inmate, April 1945

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January 07, 2014, 5:00pm / 75

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An inmate of Belsen concentration camp kisses the hand of Army Film & Photographic Unit cameraman Lieutenant Martyn Wilson upon liberation.

An inmate of Belsen concentration camp kisses the hand of Army Film & Photographic Unit cameraman Lieutenant Martyn Wilson upon liberation.

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January 07, 2014, 4:00pm / 87

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Men of 11 Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps wear protective clothing as they evacuate a sick woman from one of the camp huts. The woman was wrapped in a blanket because inmates were not permitted to take their clothing out of the camp.

Men of 11 Light Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps wear protective clothing as they evacuate a sick woman from one of the camp huts. The woman was wrapped in a blanket because inmates were not permitted to take their clothing out of the camp.

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January 07, 2014, 2:00pm / 16

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Bergen-Belsen guards photographed while awaiting trial, August 1945

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January 07, 2014, 12:00pm / 83

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Two very young girls, both ex-inmates of Bergen-Belsen, recover at Camp No 2/Hohne Military Barracks

Two very young girls, both ex-inmates of Bergen-Belsen, recover at Camp No 2/Hohne Military Barracks

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January 05, 2014, 5:00pm / 123

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