Title

The Nuremberg Laws and the Foundation of Nazi Scientific Experimentation 1941-45

Date

5-26-2016 10:15 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Department

History

Session Chair

Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John Rector

Abstract

On September 15, 1935 the Nazi party announced a new series of laws codes that legally cemented the principles of Nazi ideology: The Nuremberg Laws. Written by Bernhard Loesener and Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart, the Nuremberg Laws were composed of many parts and my presentation will focus on two specific sub-articles. One, the “Reich Citizenship Law” revoked the status of Jews as legal citizens and created the framework the Nazis would use to persecute by defining what it meant to be German or Jewish; later the laws were expanded by the Nazis to label minorities as non-German citizens. The “Laws of the Protection of Hereditary Health” stated that anyone the Nazis deemed as carrying inheritable diseases would be forced to undergo sterilization. Together, these laws established a foundation for scientific human experimentation that the Nazi doctors performed on inmates in concentration camps from 1941 to 1945. This presentation examines the legal foundation of that experimentation.

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May 26th, 10:15 AM May 26th, 10:30 AM

The Nuremberg Laws and the Foundation of Nazi Scientific Experimentation 1941-45

WUC Columbia Room

On September 15, 1935 the Nazi party announced a new series of laws codes that legally cemented the principles of Nazi ideology: The Nuremberg Laws. Written by Bernhard Loesener and Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart, the Nuremberg Laws were composed of many parts and my presentation will focus on two specific sub-articles. One, the “Reich Citizenship Law” revoked the status of Jews as legal citizens and created the framework the Nazis would use to persecute by defining what it meant to be German or Jewish; later the laws were expanded by the Nazis to label minorities as non-German citizens. The “Laws of the Protection of Hereditary Health” stated that anyone the Nazis deemed as carrying inheritable diseases would be forced to undergo sterilization. Together, these laws established a foundation for scientific human experimentation that the Nazi doctors performed on inmates in concentration camps from 1941 to 1945. This presentation examines the legal foundation of that experimentation.