The Women of Block 10: Medical Experiments in Auschwitz
Die Frauen von Block 10. Medizinische Versuche in Auschwitz

die frauen von block 10 hans joachim lang
November 2011 / 288pp
Non-Fiction

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review

Lang has a shocking tale to tell. He gives detailed character portraits of the principal doctors who carried out medical experiments on female prisoners in Auschwitz-Birkenau between 1943 and 1945. The barbaric work they carried out leaves the reader appalled and speechless. He also describes the lives – the experience of internment as well as the preand post-war lives – of a number of the imprisoned women whose bodies were used as research material by these doctors. The pain, suffering and humiliation they suffered in the camp seem inconceivable now; and the rage they experienced following the war as they perceived their oppressors were not brought adequately to justice is only too understandable.

about the author

Hans-Joachim Lang was born in 1951 and completed a doctorate in German studies in 1980. He works as a journalist and teaches at the University of Tübingen. He has won numerous awards for his writing.

Previous works include:
Als Christ nennen Sie mich einen Lügner 
(2009); Die Namen der Nummern (2004)

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