Criminal Doctors: Nazi Medical Experimentation at Auschwitz
"The use of the human being in Auschwitz as a medium for 'in vivo' experimentation, performed by medical doctors, formulated and supervised by anthropologists and controlled by the wheels of State at the highest level, is one of the fundamental characteristics of the Nazi racial policy; and yet, up to now this phenomenon has never been treated as a subject in its own right, either on television or in the cinema. Moreover, unlike the medical experimentation carried out in the other camps, the Auschwitz doctors indulged in two types of experiments intended to establish the supremacy of the Aryan race: on the one hand, the sterilization of women and men, in order to prevent the expansion of the European peoples of so-called inferior race; on the other hand, with Dr. Mengele and his experiments on twins, the Nazis attempted to penetrate the secrets of genetics, in order to multiply the Aryan race."
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
"Eva Kor and her twin sister were victims of the infamous Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic experiments on human beings at Auschwitz concentration camp. Haunted ever since by these cruel acts, something even more shocking occurs—Eva finds the power to forgive him. Having finally liberated herself from her feelings of rage and victimhood, she becomes a tireless advocate of this new way of healing, but not everyone is ready to forgive the unforgivable."
Standing Tall at Auschwitz
"During the latter years of the Third Reich, when Jews were being exterminated and physical perfection was still idolized, the Ovitz family was doubly marked for death. This A&E Special tells the survival story of the seven Ovitz siblings, a family of dwarves that had traveled Central Europe in the 1930s and early ’40s enchanting crowds with their musical performances. Eventually incarcerated at Auschwitz, they were the subject of numerous eugenics experiments by Josef Mengele, whose protection of them—for his own inhuman uses—actually helped enable them to outlast the war...."
(Forgiving Dr. Mengele)