The Evolution of Medical Ethics


Buchenwald

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Some important information

Buchenwald was one of the largest concentration camps build, aside from Auschwitz.

It was constructed in 1937 and liberated on April 11, 1945 after thousands of Jews had been forced to march from Auschwitz.

Buchenwald contained mostly male political prisoners. Females were not introduced into the camp until 1944.

Prisoners at Buchenwald were mostly forced into labor, however shootings did occur.

In 1941, medical experiments with contagious diseases, such as typhus, began in a special barracks.

Some Images from Buchenwald

Some of the prisoners lined up for roll call.

New arrivals to the camp prepare for roll call.

The wedding rings of the prisoners.

Corpses discovered behind the crematorium.