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Experiments on Jews The freezing hypothermia experiments were conducted for the Nazi high command The experiments were conducted on men to simulate the conditions the armies suffered on the Eastern Front The German forces were ill prepared for the bitter cold Thousands of German soldiers died of freezing or were debilitated by cold injuriesThe experiments were conducted under the supervision of Dr Sigmund Rascher at Birkenau Dachau and Auschwitz The freezing experiments were divided into two parts First to establish how long it would take to lower the body temperature to death and second how to best resuscitate the frozen victimThe two main methods used to freeze the victim were to put the person in a icy vat of water or to put the victim outside naked in sub-zero temperaturesThe icy vat method proved to be the fastest way to drop the body temperature The selections were made of young healthly Jews or Russians They were usually stripped naked and prepared for the experiment A ins ulated probe which measured the drop in the body temperature was inserted into the rectum The probe was held in place by a expandable metal ring which was adjusted to open inside the rectum to hold the probe firmly in place The victim was then placed in the vat of cold water and started to freeze It was learned that most victims lost consciousness and died when the body temperature dropped to 25 CThe second way to freeze a victim was to strap them to a stretcher and place them outside naked The extreme winters of Auschwitz made a natural place for this experiment Another cruel way to kill someone was to boil their insides The frozen victim would have water heated to a near blistering temperature forcefully irrigated into the stomach bladder and intestines All victims appeared to have died from the treatment They also did experiments on twins The twins were examined from head to
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