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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Sterilization Experimentation  
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Keywords: Bouhler,Brack,Himmler,Schumann,sterilization

Archive/File: camps/auschwitz sterilization

Letter from Reichsfuehrer-SS Himmler to SS-Oberfuehrer Brack, 11 August 1942
[ToWC, Vol. I, p. 722]
Dear Brack,

It is only today that I have the opportunity of acknowledging the
receipt of your letter of June 23. I am positively interested in
seeing the sterilization by X-rays tried out at least once in one camp
in a series of experiments.

Letter from Blankenburg to Reichsfuehrer-SS Himmler, 29 April 1944
[ToWC, Vol. I, 723]
By order of Reichsleiter Bouhler I submit to you as an enclosure a work
of Dr. Horst Schumann on the influence of X-rays on human genital glands.

Previously you have asked Oberfuehrer Brack to perform this work, and
you supported it by providing the adequate material in the concentration
camp Auschwitz. I point especially to the second part of this work,
which shows that by those means castration of males is almost impossible
or requires an effort which does not pay. As I have convinced myself,
operative castration requires not more than 6 to 7 minutes, and therefore
can be performed more reliably and quicker than castration by X-rays.

Soon I will be able to submit a continuation of this work to you.

Letter from SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Brandt to Prof. Clauberg, 10 July 1942
[ToWC, Vol. I, p. 729]
Today the Reich Leader SS charged me with transmitting to you his wish
that you go to Ravensbrueck after you have had another talk with
SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Pohl and the camp physician of the women's
concentration camp Ravensbrueck, in order to perform the sterilization
of Jewesses according to your method...

Thorough experiments should be conducted to investigate the effect of
the sterilization largely in a way that you find out after a certain
time, which you would have to fix, perhaps by X-rays, what kind of
changes have taken place. In some cases a practical experiment might
be arranged by locking up a Jewess and a Jew together for a certain
period and then seeing what results are achieved.

(With thanks to Danny Keren, who provided this material.)

ToWC="Trials of War Criminals"

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