Liberation of Auschwitz: Victims of medical experiments

Soviet troops entered the Auschwitz killing center in January 1945 and liberated thousands of sick and exhausted prisoners. This Soviet military footage was filmed shortly after the camp was liberated. It shows Soviet doctors examining victims of sterilization, poisonous injection, and skin graft experiments.


Children had frostbitten feets. The Germans had been leaving them for 12 hours in the frost. These young people served the fascist doctors as research material in causing sterility. This young woman was subjected to injections of poisonous substances. The Hungarian Spow [ph] and the Frenchman Bardi [ph] were subjected to forced plastic surgery.


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