Holocaust survivor offers important insights into medical collectivization

This Israeli Holocaust survivor makes a few astonishingly important points. One of them is that when the medical community joins with politicians and collectivizes medicine, you have another axis of what is always the case when the state loses the importance of the individual and attempts to solve collective problems. She speaks to the Vaccine program in Israel as an example.

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5 Replies to “Holocaust survivor offers important insights into medical collectivization”

  1. The Pernkopf anatomy atlas is a nauseating example both of the perversion of medicine in Nazi Germany and the collaboration of elite US physicians and medical journals long after WWII.

    “Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas of Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy has been called “a tainted beauty.” The atlas consists of 800 exquisite watercolor paintings of human anatomy, and is considered a “masterpiece,” “a work of lasting scientific importance” that has been used by doctors and researchers around the world. But the Atlas is haunted by the murdered bodies of human beings who had not consented, neither to their murder or to be used as specimens for research or “models” for scientific illustration.

    “Dr. Eduard Pernkopf (1888–1955) was an ardent, politically active Austrian-Nazi; the signatures of the artists who painted the illustrations in his atlas include Nazi insignia.

    “His first action in his capacity as dean of the medical school at the University of Vienna, Pernkopf expelled all Jews from the faculty — 153 of the 197 faculty members, among them, three Nobel Laureates. Some of these were deported to concentration camps like Theresienstadt and Dachau, in which only a few survived. Others committed suicide and the fate of others are unknown. In his official speech to his selectively chosen faculty, Pernkopf reminded them of their professional duty “of eliminating the genetically unfit and defective . . . by sterilization and other means” (Ruiz. Pernkopf Anatomy Atlas, 2007).”

    And:

    “The first detailed investigation into the creation of Pernkopf’s atlas was by David Williams, Professor of Medical Illustration (the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University), and an admirer of the atlas’ esthetics, who found evidence of its Nazi background. His article was published in 1988 (Hildebrandt, 2006). The third English Edition of the atlas (1990, in which the tell-tale traces of the Nazi derivation have been air-brushed) received glowing reviews in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) with no mention of its Nazi association or any ethical problems to be considered.”

    https://ahrp.org/1933-1953-eduard-pernkopfs-atlas-of-topographical-and-applied-human-anatomy-a-tainted-beauty/

    • The Apollo Mission is a nauseating example both of the perversion of science in Nazi Germany and the collaboration of elite US engineers and scientific journals long after WWII.

      “But as the country and the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — a feat that might not have been possible without von Braun’s contributions — his image, as Cold War hero, whitewashed Nazi villain or something in between, is being debated more fiercely than ever, as is the extent of America’s moral bargaining in using him to propel its otherworldly ambitions.”
      https://time.com/5627637/nasa-nazi-von-braun/

      • It’s reasonable to argue that the rocket technology von Braun brought to the US was an important, even an essential part of not just the space program but of US defense strategy in the existential struggle with Communist imperialism.
        The USSR had its own Operation Paperclip, and there actually was an arms race as well as a space race.
        Even so, von Braun’s past was material for Tom Lehrer.

        Quite literally airbrushing the swastikas out of Pernkopf’s work and not even discussing his actions because it might hurt your ability to make a buck off of his work–which, while excellent, is hardly irreplaceable–isn’t the same thing.

  2. WOW ! just simply WOW !!!

    I always suspected those, who wear the mask in places where it is not mandatory, as people who would have been among the eager first ones to lift their right arm in an early Hitler Salute. That is until I heard this amazing lady say, at minute 15.15:

    ” …Mandatory masks are an insidious psychological weapon, they demean our dignity as free human beings…[…]…they are the symbolic equivalent of the Yellow Star …”

    The few times when I could not avoid wearing “a mask”, (Doctor’s surgery, public transport), I felt totally ashamed.

    I am just reading “I will Bear Witness 1933 – 1941” Victor Klemperer’s Diary of the Nazi Years (I highly recommend it). I am only in the year 1933, but in the introduction I read:

    “….The climax of the indignities to which Jews still living in Germany were forced to submit was the Yellow Star, the wearing of which became compulsory on September 19, 1941…..[…]…. For days Klemperer was unable to summon up the courage to leave the Jews’ House and go out into the street with the yellow star displayed on his chest….”

    It’s tempting to compare the 1930ies with the 2020ies….

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