26 2020

Nazi Anatomy: Restoring the Victims’ Biographies

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

JCC Indianapolis - Laikin Auditorium 6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, will share her research on anatomical science in National Socialist Germany.  Anatomists used the bodies of Nazi victims in education and research, even experimenting on living prisoners.  Victims were buried in unmarked graves or “lost” in collections, without names and thus hidden from history.  Dr. Hildebrandt will describe how historians and anatomists have brought these ethical transgressions to light and, equally importantly, have started to systematically restore the biographies of the victims, so that they are once again known to the world by name.  Dr. Hildebrandt’s presentation is sponsored, in part, by the Dr. William S. Silvers Holocaust, Genocide, and Contemporary Bioethics Lectureship and the IU Center for Bioethics.