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Newsgroups: alt.revisionism,soc.history,
Subject: Holocaust Almanac: Dr. Horst Schumann
Summary: Nazi doctor uses x-rays for human sterility experimentation
Followup-To: alt.revisionism

"In the autumn of 1942, Schumann was ordered to Auschwitz
again. He was to test the mass sterilization of Jews by means
of x-rays. ... He chose his test persons himself. They were
always young, healthy, good-looking Jewish men, women and
girls who looked like old people afterwards. The parts of the
body that were tredated with the rays were burnt, suppurating.
Often the intestines were also affected. Many died. Part of
Schumann's control tests, to check whether the radiation had
worked, was the so-called semen check: a stick covered with a
rubber hose was inserted into the rectum of the victim and the
glands stimulated until ejaculation occurred so that the
ejaculate could be tested for sperm." (Klee, 53)

                          Work Cited

Klee, Ernst. "Turning the tap on was no big deal" - The
gassing doctors during the Nazi period and afterwards, Dachau
Review 2, History of Nazi Concentration Camps, Studies,
Reports, Documents, Volume 2. edited by Wolfgang Benz and
Barbara Distel, published for the Comite International de
Dachau, Brussles. Verlag Dachauer Hefte, Alte Roemerstrasse
75, 8060 Dachau. 1990.

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