National Socialism

Teaching about the Holocaust: Influencing How Generations Will Learn from the Past by Medical Student William Porter

The Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective taught at Baylor College of Medicine presents the Holocaust as the end-stage of a gradual, inexorable, and murderous public health policy. As medical student William Porter learned more about the central and indispensable role of medicine in the design and implementation of the Holocaust, he was "astounded by how many of the ideas we explored were completely new to me." He wonders, "How can we hope to learn anything from the atrocities of the Holocaust if we refuse to see the Nazis as human beings just like us? "

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Fear God Alone, a poem by medical student Andrea Gerberding

This brief poem highlights a recurring historical problem in an individual's and a nation's life: Who is in charge?

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Genetics and Modern Eugenics by medical student Amanda Broderick

The first- and second-year medical students taking the Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective at Baylor College of Medicine quickly realize the moral hazards of both eugenics and medical genetics, a field that was consciously created by American eugenicists after "eugenics" was discredited by knowledge of the indispensable contributions of physicians to the design and implementation of the Holocaust. Amanda Broderick offers her take on genetics and modern eugenics.

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What happened to the primary victims of the Nazi public health policy of “Applied Biology”?

The Prime Minister of Israel gave a truly remarkable and memorable speech at the United Nations last week.

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70th Anniversary of the Doctors’ Trial—History of Nuremberg Code

This article discusses the Nazi Doctors' Trial and its relation to the history of Eugenics. The authors suggest that we must learn these lessons from history in order to safeguard medical ethics today.

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Memory and Representation in Holocaust Cinema- syllabus

This course will explore Holocaust memory and representation in American and European cinema. To this end, students will utilize primary and secondary sources, including history, film, art, and philosophy.

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