Pokorny to Himmler

Archive/File: medical.002
Last-Modified: 1994/06/22

Letter from Dr. Pokorny to Reichsfuehrer-SS Himmler, October 1941
[Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression – Washington, U.S Govt. Print.
Off., 1946, Supp. A, p. 1279]
Prompted by the thought that the enemy must not only be conquered but
exterminated, I feel obliged to submit the following to you as the
Reich Plenipotentiary for the Consolidation of German Folkdom:

Dr. Madous is publishing the results of his research into sterilization
by medicaments (I enclose both works). In reading this article, I was
struck by the enormous importance of this medicament in the present
struggle of our people. Should it be possible to produce as soon as
possible, as a result of this research, a medicament which, after a
comparatively brief period, would cause an unnoticed sterilization
in individuals, we would have in our disposal a new and very effective
weapon. The thought alone that the 3 million Bolsheviks now in German
captivity could be sterilized, so that they would be available for
work but precluded from propagation, opens up the most far-reaching