The women SS guards moving the corpses of the dead inmates under the watchful eye of the British at Bergen-Belsen, 23 April 1945
May 16, 2013, 2:00pm / 44
Auschwitz-Monowitz prisoners building a chemical plant for the German company, IG Farben. A majority, if not all, of the prisoners used to build the chemical plants for Farben lived in Monowitz, a satellite camp of Auschwitz.
At the end of the war, IG Farben and the company directors were indicted by the Allies for the following:
December 03, 2012, 6:08pm / 24
A firing squad of the Einsatzgruppen, the German’s mobile killing squads of the East whose preferred methods of eradication were typically shootings, shooting Soviet Jewish women in an open pit near Dubossary, Transnistraia, in the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.
The Einsatzgruppen was the Reich’s first answer to the question of how to permanently handle the untermensch in the East and were the first to handle mass killings of Jews. They were responsible for killing 1,000,000 people and the massacres of Babi Yar and Rumbula.
October 04, 2012, 1:35am / 23
German SS Dr. Sigmund Rascher (center) and Professor Ernst Holzlöhner (left) conduct a cold water immersion experiment with a Dachau prisoner wearing an experimental exposure suit planned for Luftwaffe use.
Rascher was known for his high altitude experiments, freezing experiments (one such of these seen here), and his blood coagulation experiments, all of which he tested on inmates of the Reich concentration camp system.
Despite these ghastly experiments, Rascher wasn’t tried at Nuremberg with the Nazi scientists—he was executed in Dachau shortly before its liberation by American forces after being accused (and assumed guilty) by his superiors of financial fraud, scientific fraud, and the murder of one of his assistants. And because his wife was party to his scientific fraud (and the fact that she tried to kidnap a child) Mrs. Rascher was hanged somewhere in the Dachau camp area.
September 27, 2012, 3:57pm / 19