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 Ethics or Life? Presented By: Nicole Volk. WWII  1939-1945  Nazi Germany occupied Poland  Ethical decisions  Wilhelm Brasse  Rudolf Weigl.

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1  Ethics or Life? Presented By: Nicole Volk

2 WWII  1939-1945  Nazi Germany occupied Poland  Ethical decisions  Wilhelm Brasse  Rudolf Weigl

3 Wilhelm Brasse  Born: Warsaw, Poland  Sent to Auschwitz 1939 (22yrs old)  Attempted to flee Germany  Arrested-summoned to SS German’s control

4 Brasse’s Orders  Photography background  Photograph those imprisoned (identity)  Mengele (SS officer): photograph “medical experiments”  Children, twins, dwarfs, noma  Greater realism  greater rewards

5 A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

6 Reaping the Benefits  Saved Brasse’s Life  Nutritional meals  Proper hygiene (so he would not offend the officers/doctors)

7 Discussion  What would you have done?

8 Rudolf Weigl  Born: September 2, 1883 in P ř erov (Czech Republic)  After High School moved to Lewow  College studies: Anatomy, Biology, and Zoology

9 Weigl’s Orders  Force to leave Lewow  Create vaccine: Typhus Fever  Lice hybrid  Weigl Strain  “Feeders”  Pigs  Humans

10 Rickesia Prowazekii Bacterial

11 After WWII  Weigl killed hundreds. Vaccine saved thousands  Brasse’s photos destroyed  Weigl  fame  Lives spared  Weigl died August 11, 1957 (74 yrs)  Brasse died October 23, 2012 (94 yrs)

12 Discussion  What would you have done?

13 Any Questions?

14 Thank you!


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