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Memorandum of SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Brandt on discussion between
Himmler, Gebhart, Gluecks, and Clauberg concerning sterilization
experiments conducted on Jewesses
[ToWC, Vol. I, p. 728]
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                                    Fuehrer Headquarters, July 1942

On 7 July 1942 a discussion took place between the Reich Leader SS,
SS-Brigadefuehrer Professor Dr. Gebhart, SS-Brigadefuehrer Gluecks,
and SS-Brigadefuehrer Clauberg, Koenigshette. The topic of the
discussion was the sterilization of Jewesses. The Reich Leader
SS has promised Brigadefuehrer Professor Clauberg that Auschwitz
concentration camp will be at his disposal for his experiments on
human beings and animals. By means of some fundamental experiments,
a method should be found which would lead to sterilization of persons
without their knowledge. The Reich Leader SS wanted to get another
report as soon as the result of these experiments was known, so
that the sterilization of Jewesses could then be carried out in 
actuality.

It should also be examined, preferably in cooperation with Professor
Dr. Hohlfelder, an X-ray specialist in Germany, what way sterilization
of men could be achieved by X-ray treatment.

The Reich Leader SS called the special attention of all gentlemen
present to the fact that the matter involved was most secret and
should be discussed only with the officers in charge and that
the persons present at the experiments had to pledge secrecy.


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