Catalogue  /  Deadly Medicine, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This book documents the changing role of German scientists from legitimate researchers to Nazi collaborators during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Front cover.
  • Title page.
  • Table of contents.
  • A chapter opener shows a roll call of Jewish men newly arrived at Buchenwald.
  • A page detail shows grid lines and hand drawn folios evoking a scientist’s notebook.
  • Measuring tools used by Nazi anthropologists to determine an individual’s “racial” origins are shown on the left page.
  • This spread shows two pages from the “Sterilization Book with Photos” from a German psychiatric clinic.
  • Grid-lined pages with leader lines labeling images is reminiscent of a scientist’s notebook.