The Experiments of the Concentration Camps by: Grant Roberts

The prisoners were submerges in freezing cold water for hours at a time. They were testing to see if they could reheat pilots once they had fell from airplanes and laded in the water. The prisoners were either submerged in water in aviation suit or naked. Some prisoners were also strapped outside in the cold while doctors measures heart, and a few other things (1942).
Freezing water experiment
Sulfanilamide -The doctors of the Nazi concentration camps would recreate battle wounds. They would cut the victim open and they put glass, dirt, bacteria, etc. Then the doctors would wait for it to get infected and they try to heal it. The whole reason for doing this was to provide a new way to heal wounded soldiers.
The cut open and infected leg of a holocaust survivor. (1942)
A few of the prisoners from the concentration camps were chosen to be put in a low pressure chamber. They were put in the chambers to simulate the height a of an airplane. The experiment was conducted to help figure out a way to save German pilots that were forced to eject at high altitudes. Some were exposed to what would be 68,000 feet.
The prisoner in the picture was put in a "low pressure chamber" to simulate a pilot.
Selected prisoners from the concentration camps of the Nazis were chosen to be injected with Tuberculosis. They were injected to see if a human had any natural immunities to Tuberculosis. Over 200 people died as a result of this experiment.
tuberculosis and lymph node removal scars


the picture is of someone passing the poison used on the prisoners.

Poison was used on the prisoners for individual deaths. The Nazis also put certain poisons into the dinks and food of the prisoners. They also shot the prisoners with poison bullets.

An American solider is looking at the organ of a prisoner that the Nazis took out of a prisoner after poisoning him.
Twins from the holocaust

The Nazis preformed studies on human to see what made twins. They wanted to multiply the German race so the doctors got to work on their studies. They overall experimented on over 1,000 pairs of twins. Of the 1,000 pairs only about 200 pairs lived.

The above photo is of a pair of twins from the time of the Holocaust.
prisoners being exposed to gas.

During the time of the Holocaust one of the experiments they did was using Phosgene gas on 52 prisoners. The point of the experiment was to find an antidote against the gas. Four of the prisoners that were exposed to the gas ended up dying.

The above picture is of a gas chamber inside of a concentration camp.
Another one of the experiments of the camps was the transplantation of bones, muscle, and joints. The doctors would amputate an arm, leg, or any other body part they wanted to and try to plant them onto another prisoner. The doctors also took the nerves of prisoners and studied them.


Tyson, Peter. "The Experiments." PBS. PBS, Oct. 2000. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.

"Nazi Medical Experiments - Photograph." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2016.


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