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From: (Yale F. Edeiken)
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Subject: Re: Nazi Medical Experiments: Freezing, I
Date: 21 Mar 1997 02:20:12 GMT
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> (Fafner13) writes:
>  Unless I am mistaken, did not many of these prisoners, mostly
>  ex-criminals, volunteer for these experiments? 

        You are, as usual, incorrect.  "Volunteers" were used in the Dachau 
experiments but:

        "The 'heavenly chariot' as the van [for Raschler's experiments] was 
named, spread horror throughout the entire concentration camp.  The first victims 
were recruited by the labor assignment office as a special detail offering 
supplemental rations.  Volunteers innocently reported.  But after a few days, dark 
rumors filtered through the camp.  No longer did anybody volunteer.  The victims 
were then simply taken from the prisoner barracks under the most varied pretexts.  
Unsuspecting new arrivals were preferred."  Deposition of Hermann Haller, a 
prisoner at Dachau ("The Buchenwald Report"  page 370)

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