The Nazi Anatomists


How the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.


By Emily Bazelon
Slate.com
November 6, 2013
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/h...aims_that.html

In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s Institute of Anatomy. The daughter of a bookseller, Pommer had grown up in Germany’s capital city as Hitler rose to power. But she didn’t appreciate what the Nazis meant for her chosen field until Dec. 22, 1942. What she saw in Stieve’s laboratory that day changed the course of her life—and led her to a singular act of protest.

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