Eduard Wirths

Eduard Wirths

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eduard Wirths (September 4, 1909 - September 20, 1945) was the Chief SS doctor (SS-Standortarzt) at the Auschwitz concentration camp from September 1942 to January 1945. Thus, Wirths had formal responsibility for everything undertaken by the nearly 20 SS doctors (including Josef Mengele, Horst Schumann and Carl Clauberg) who worked in the medical sections of Auschwitz between 1942-1945.Eduard Wirths was born in Geroldshausen near W rzburg, Bavaria into a Catholic family with democratic Socialist leanings. His father served as a medical corpsman in the First World War and according to Dr. Robert Jay Lifton had emerged from the war ..".in a depressed state with pacifist leanings, which were undoubtedly expressed in his (as one son put it) 'making doctors of us all...'" ( Lifton: p. 385) Wirth's younger brother, Helmut, became a notable gynecologist (who later went to Auschwitz to visit his brother to participate in cancer experiments but left after only a few days due to his horror at what he had seen there).show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135748017
  • 9786135748017

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