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Nazi Ethics Debate In the interest ofsaving lives is it acceptable to make use of data collected through mutilation torture and death Campbell 16 That is the question which has been rearing its head in scientific research since the end of World War II As man has sought to quench his thirst for knowledge lines of ethicality have been drawn to preserve the integrity of science and provide a framework from which man can improve upon the quality of human life In Nazi concentration and death camps the gruesome sibling of science matured Nazi scientists physicians and scholars tore down the ethical framework of science in order to eliminate the genetically inferior and ultimately attempt to forge a pure race of super-humans Members of the Nazi scientific community were to serve as alert biological soldiers Crum 33 These soldiers conducted research on non-consenting camp inmates in order to demonstrate a hereditary basis for group differences in behavioral and physical characteristics in humans Caplan 286 The most well known experiments in this regard were the experiments conducted on twins at Auschwitz The other goal of the Nazi scientists was to provide human data that could be applied to the war effort Experimentation of this sort mainly probed the extremes which the human body could tolerate in a hostile environment The most famous experiment of this sort was the Dachau Hypothermia Study The rationale of the experiments was as follows A consequence of air combat and air campaigns was that pilots were shot down and landed in cold water In addition the German Navy was losing a large number of personnel in the cold North Sea There were no data available to document how long the downed pilots could survive in the frigid North Sea The solution to these questions as well as others was considered important by certain groups of Nazi administrators and scientists From a historical point of view at that time the number
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