Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Doctors set to examine Nazi-era crimes

Share this article

Doctors set to examine Nazi-era crimes
Memorial for victims of Josef Mengele. Photo:DPA
10:57 CET+01:00
The president of the German Doctors' Association, Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe, has opened the door to the country's medics to examine their role in the Third Reich.

Hoppe clearly spoke of their responsibility during the systematic killing of patients during the Nazi's rule – tackling the subject for the first time, according to Focus magazine on Sunday.

Quoting from a speech he made during a medical historical meeting at Gießen University in Hesse, the magazine says he said “death and suffering was caused, ordered and administered without pity,” by medics during the Nazi time.

The admission that doctors took part in Nazi crimes has been an insidious process for the medical community, he told the magazine.

He added that when the scientific investigation of what he called the darkest chapter of German medical history was finished, the question would be posed as to how the medical community could ask for forgiveness from the victims and their families.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement