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April 26, 2013

April 26th, the anniversary of the day that Dr. Sigmund Rascher was allegedly executed at Dachau in 1945

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:39 am

On this website, you can read an article with this headline:  1945: Sigmund Rascher, feared science

Dr. Sigmund Rascher is shown on the right, as he conducts an experiment

Dr. Sigmund Rascher is shown on the right, as he conducts an experiment

The article on the website cited above begins with these words:

It’s on this date in 1945 that Sigmund Rascher is supposed to have been summarily executed in Dachau.

If that’s what happened, it’s no more than Rascher (English Wikipedia page | German) deserved.

There is a link in the article to a page on my website which you can read here. (the link on the website with the article does not work)

I don’t believe that Dr. Rascher was executed at Dachau.  I wrote a blog post about the alleged execution of Dr. Rascher, which you can read here.  (the website with the article links to my blog post)

Dr. Rascher conducted some very cruel experiments for the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) at Dachau.  America also conducted experiments for the American Air Force, but stopped short of letting the subjects die during the experiments.

An experiment carried out by Dr. Sigmund Rascher at Dachau

An experiment carried out by Dr. Sigmund Rascher at Dachau for the Luftwaffe

The photo above shows a Russian POW who was the subject of one of Dr. Rascher’s experiments.  You can read more about Dr. Rascher’s cruel experiments on my website here.  I was horrified when I saw the photo above at Dachau.  The man looks like an American, but I learned later that he is Russian.

If Dr. Sigmund Rascher had not been killed, he would probably have been brought to America, along with other German scientists and doctors, after the war.  Or he might have been put on trial in the Doctor’s Trial at Nuremberg.

24 Comments

  1. Mr. Rehm,
    Allow me a few arguments regarding correspondence of Dr. Rascher to Himmler.
    Quote:
    “The wrong writing of “wissen” is not the only error in Raschers letter to Himmler. There are several spacing errors and the end of the word “Einrichtung” is missing: “Einrichtu”. Since the document from the Berlin document center is not the original but a copy the latter may be due to a faulty copy paper. Taken together: The letter seems to have been typed in a hurry.”
    Why this letter, supposedly written and typed in the comfort of Raschers’ home would be “typed in a hurry”? What was the “hurry” in August of 1942?
    Dr. Rascher had a rank of a junior commissioned officer of Luftwaffe. Would he take a better care of writing a letter to one of the most powerful leaders of National-Socialist Germany? Maybe he did not type letter, but he signed it, correct? Why would not he asked his wife to re-type the letter, just to show better respect to Reichsführer SS?
    It is my understanding that you are not a historian, but a scientist. Would you still send any of your scientific work with the grave spelling/typo mistakes to your superiors? Or, you would rather correct them, just to avoid to look ignorant and illiterate?
    Quote:
    “2. The wrong writing of “wissen” appears in other writings of Nini Rascher. Thus in her handwritten letter to Wolfram Sievers, business manager of the Ahnenerbe. The letter was found in Ninis prison cell in October 1944 (source: police file Karoline Diehl, Staatsarchiv München).”
    Karoline Diehl is a maiden name of Nini Rascher. Why the police file is not under married name, Karoline Rascher? She was legally married to Dr. Rascher. Another fake file?
    Quote:
    “My conclusion: The letter was typed in the Trogerstraße, the house of the Raschers, by Raschers wife.”
    Do you type your personal address in your letters, if you don’t use the letterhead? The letter to Himmler is NOT written on the letterhead.
    And, Himmler would find you anywhere. Why bother to type the address?
    The person, who faked those letters, was an American, with German background. Thus is the misspelling of word “wissen”. It has nothing to do with Nini Rascher.
    Hope, that clarifies everything.

    Comment by Gasan — April 30, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    • Mr. Gasan,
      In August 1942, Nini Rascher was under pressure. She had pretended to be pregnant and had now to look for a baby to present to her husband. Furthermore, the Raschers at that time were denunciated to have illegally aquired butter and bacon from local farmers. That had led to a law suit against them.
      Yes, one would expect that a captain of the Luftwaffe would observe more care in a letter to the Reichsführer SS. I do not know, why Rascher wrote such a “Freßzettel” to his boss.
      The police file was under Nini Raschers maiden name because it was founded (angelegt) in 1939 when the Raschers were not yet married. At that time the police and the SS investigated against Karoline Diehl because they suspected her of having abducted her first son Peter.
      Yes, I do type my personal address in my letters. This is common in Germany to this very day.
      Himmlers address is missing in the letter. This might be due to the fact, that the Raschers did not know the whereabouts of Himmler. They might have presented the letter in person to Himmlers Secretary Rudolf Brandt in the Reichsführung SS at Karlsplatz, München. Then an address would have been unnecessary.
      In conclusion: The letter is not a fake.

      Comment by Hubert Rehm — May 1, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    • Gasan: Hubert Rehm is obviously a better biochemist and science journalist than he is a historian.
      I read what you wrote above and I am more convinced by your reasoning than I am by Hubert Rhem’s attempt to convince anyone that he has conclusively proven, in his own words that:”The letter is not a fake.”
      I am of the opinion that Hubert Rhem is trying to discredit scrapbookpagesblog for being pro National Socialist by introducing an idiosyncratic argument into the discussion on the basis of being the biographer of Sigmund Rascher. Jomi

      Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — May 2, 2013 @ 1:52 am

  2. Mr. Rehm,
    I would like to point out that regardless, who typed the Rascher’s letter to Himmler, there are more questions to the content of it.
    It is my understanding that in his letter Rascher suggested to use “Kampfgase” – “combat gases” (sarin, tabun) to kill inmates in the gas chambers of Dachau. Don’t you think that such a suggestion would exceed the expertise of Dr. Rascher? He was not a chemist, correct? His assignment was to conduct medical experiments, not to kill inmates en masse, in violation of Hitler’s order banning usage of combat gases.
    Unfortunately, the document appears to be a fake.
    The question is: why one should create fake documents, if there is indeed “ample evidence” of the crimes?

    Comment by Gasan — April 28, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    • Mr. Gasan,
      As promised I have checked letters of Raschers wife Nini for their spelling of “wissen”. In addition I again read Raschers letter to Himmler from 9.8.42.
      1. The wrong writing of “wissen” is not the only error in Raschers letter to Himmler. There are several spacing errors and the end of the word “Einrichtung” is missing: “Einrichtu”. Since the document from the Berlin document center is not the original but a copy the latter may be due to a faulty copy paper. Taken together: The letter seems to have been typed in a hurry.
      2. The wrong writing of “wissen” appears in other writings of Nini Rascher. Thus in her handwritten letter to Wolfram Sievers, business manager of the Ahnenerbe. The letter was found in Ninis prison cell in October 1944 (source: police file Karoline Diehl, Staatsarchiv München).
      My conclusion: The letter was typed in the Trogerstraße, the house of the Raschers, by Raschers wife.
      To your other questions:
      Yes, Rascher seems to suggest the use of Tabun and Sarin. Yes, this was not the expertise of Doctor Rascher. Yes, Rascher was not a chemist, he was a medical doctor.
      However: Rascher collaborated with August Hirt, university Straßburg, and Hirt did experiment with Kampfgase. The two were close, Hirt helped Rascher to obtain a professorship. Furthermore, in Raschers team, the Abteilung R, worked four to five chemists, for instance Dr. Rudolf Punzengruber and Boris Krajnc.
      I assume, that Rascher produced anatomical specimens for Hirt. In fact Raschers capo Walter Neff travelled to Straßburg with jars containing such specimens. Unfortunately, there seem to exist no documents describing these activities.
      In general: Rascher did not confine his research to his expertise. He produce potato powder and an anti-rust preparation.

      Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 29, 2013 @ 1:22 am

  3. Here is an example of a fake letter from Rascher to Himmler.

    http://www.holocaust-history.org/dachau-gas-chambers/photo.cgi?43

    Have you noticed that the word “wissen” was spelled with an “ß”.
    Is this a normal spelling or a grave orthographic mistake?

    Comment by Gasan — April 27, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    • Yes, this is a grave orthographic mistake and Rascher should have known how “wissen” is written: In his university exam (Abitur) he was given the grade (Note) “gut” meaning “good” for his ability to master the German language.
      However, this letter seems to have been written in his home in the Trogerstraße. There, and in Dachau, Rascher seldom typed his letters himself. Due to his countless projects, the guy had simply no time to do this. In Dachau he had a prisoner secretary and in the Trogerstraße, his letters were typed by either his wife Nini, a concert singer and SD-agent, or by his female assistant Lulu Muschler. Since the letter was classified “geheim” it was probably Nini who typed it. She was an old friend of Himmler.
      I have some letters written by Nini. I will check, whether, she made similar mistakes in these letters.

      Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 28, 2013 @ 2:07 am

  4. I am the biographer of Sigmund Rascher (“Der Untergang des Hauses Rascher”, 2. edition, 2011, 529 pages) and I’d like to correct some errors in this article.
    Proof that persons died in Raschers underpressure experiments is given by Raschers secret reports to Himmler dated 5.4.1942 and 11.5.1942. Furthermore, there are the statements of Raschers coworkers Romberg and Neff. Romberg personally witnessed the deaths of 3 prisoners (source: files of the doctors trial). Neff spoke of 60 deaths on one occasion and of 80 deaths on another (source: affidavit of Neff and statements of Neff in the doctors trial).
    The Americans performed similar experiments for their Air force. According to Siegfried Ruff, the boss of Romberg, who worked for the US-army after the war, people died in these experiments too. However, they died accidentally and were not killed by purpose. (source: statement of Ruff in the files of the doctors trial).
    On 26.4.1945 SS-Oberscharführer Theodor Bongartz killed Rascher with several pistol shots. The witness of this murder is Franz Xaver Lechner and he made this statement in 1951 in the law suit against Edgar Stiller (source in Staatsarchiv München).

    Best regards
    Hubert Rehm

    Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 26, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    • Herbert Rehm: You cite “Secret Reports” to Himmler and “statements” of Raschers co-workers Romberg and Neff and the affidavit of Neff and statements of Neff in the doctors trial, that appear to have the same legal legitimacy as the alleged “documentary evidence” of the Wannsee Conference for the alleged “Final Solution of the Jewish Problem in Europe,” the exact words spoken by Theodor Herzl (Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl), the father of Zionism who said:”We must resolve the final solution of the Jewish problem in Europe.” The final solution of the Jewish problem in Europe was the establishment of the Zionist state of Israel (I do not quote Herzl literally because I cannot remember the full statement made by Herzl, but my quote is as close as I recall).
      I note that when the Americans performed similar experiments for their air force, people died in these experiments.
      However, they died accidentally and they were not: “killed on purpose.”
      When the Germans performed similar experiments and people died in these experiments, they “were” killed on purpose.
      That Herbert Rehm is the difference between your narrative and the factual account that I gave in my reply.
      As for Raschers secret reports and statements allegedly made by Romberg and Neff, it is an established historical fact that the Soviet Communist Allies: Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist Russia and Soviet Communist America, fabricated vast amounts of “evidence” type written on captured German type writers and other equipment that was presented as “irrefutable evidence” of German atrocities during WW2. This “irrefutable evidence,” much of which was also extracted under torture, was nothing more than fabricated “atrocity propaganda” in exactly the same mold as the “atrocity propaganda” that was fabricated against Germany by the so-called Western Allies during WW1; and one of the most outrageous fantasy claims made against Germany during WW1 was that the German Army had exterminated 750,000 Jews in mobile gas vans. Herbert Rehm: I know the difference between a “story teller” and a historian and you are more than welcome to flog your fairy stories of German atrocities during WW2 for more or less than 30 pieces of silver.
      I, on the other hand, will continue to defend the supreme integrity of the greatest German military organization in German history, the German armed forces, and the greatest political organization the world has ever witnessed and known: German/European National Socialism. PS, I do not require 30 pieces of silver to defend the historical integrity of National Socialist Germany. John-Joseph: Saintclair (Jomi)

      Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — April 27, 2013 @ 1:55 am

      • Please note: my first name ist Hubert not Herbert.
        Can you provide evidence that Raschers secret reports to Himmler are fakes?
        Have you read them? Can you provide evidence that Romberg and Neff were tortured during or before the doctors trial?
        What kind of evidence would you accept?

        Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 27, 2013 @ 7:03 am

        • Apologies for the misspelling of your name. I should pay more attention when I write.
          I can tell you that there is a 1919 copy of a letter in circulation that historians “story tellers” allege was written, (the document is type written), by none other than Adolf Hitler (Huter).
          This particular letter, which you may be familiar with, is cited by historians (“story tellers”) as “irrefutable evidence” of the source and (agenda?) of Adolf Hitler’s alleged “anti-Semitism” for the (alleged) extermination of the Jews.
          Hubert Rehm: I could disclose a facet of my life that would shock you to the very core of your being, which has a direct bearing on the life of Adolf Hitler(Huter). Beyond that, my lips are sealed.
          I did not say that Romberg and Neff were tortured, I said that many German Officers and High Ranking Officers as well as the lower ranks, were tortured in order to extract a confession of guilt.
          Hubert Rehm: You ask:”What kind of evidence would you accept? The same “evidence” and “proof” that the German word:”Ausrotten” constitutes “irrefutable evidence” for the extermination of an alleged 6 million people, 6 million exactly.
          Not 1 more, not 1 less.
          Hubert Rehm: I stand by what I said:”I, on the other hand, will continue to defend the Supreme Integrity of the greatest German military organization in German history, the National Socialist German Armed Forces; and the greatest political organization the world has ever witnessed and known: The N.S.D.A.P. National Socialist Germany.”
          Hubert Rehm: You ask the question:”Can you provide evidence that Raschers secret reports to Himmler are fakes?
          I do not need to provide any evidence as to whether Raschers reports to Himmler are fakes, the burden of proof/evidence rests with the Soviet Communist Allies: Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist Russia and Soviet Communist America who presided over perhaps one of the most infamous show trials in legal history: The Nuremberg Show Trials. The authenticity of Raschers alleged reports to Himmler pale into insignificance compared to the genocide inflicted upon National Socialist Germany/ Germania/Europa, so why do you waste your time asking me if I can provide “evidence” that Raschers reports to Himmler are fakes?
          I take it for granted, Hubert Rehm, that you are German? If that is the case, I can barely contain the utter boredom of “story tellers” who grovel like dogs before International Zionism/International Finance justifying the “hysterical” (no, that is not a misspelling) narrative of WW2 by the “Axis of Evil:” Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist (fake) Israel (post 1945) and Soviet Communist America. I know you have to earn a living, but if you are German, could you at least make the effort to defend the moral integrity of National Socialist Germany/Europa? John-Joseph: Saintclair (Jomi)

          Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — April 27, 2013 @ 10:42 am

        • Hubert Rehm: Comment by Gasan:”Here is an example of a fake letter from Rascher to Himmler.”
          Does this support my original contention that the vast majority of “documentary evidence” presented at the Nuremberg “show trials” was fabricated fake evidence? Hubert Rehm: I am still waiting for a response to my reply, or does your silence confirm the obvious:”I know the difference between a “story teller” and a historian.”
          Gasan: Thanks for posting:www.holocaust-history.org/dachau-gas-chambers/photo.cgi?43. There appears to be very interesting info on this cite and I will investigate further. John-Joseph: Saintclair (Jomi)

          Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — April 28, 2013 @ 2:10 am

          • Hubert Rehm: I saw a copy of the alleged letter attributed to Dr. Sigmund Rascher (www.holocausthistory.org/dachau-gas-chambers/index.cgi) and the translation into English. The author of the essay: Harry W. Mazal OBE, makes a rather telling statement:”Further evidence of its design as a homicidal chamber are the two bin-like drawers leading from the gas chamber to the exterior. The only possible (emphasis on “possible”) explanation for these bins is that they were designed to receive the granules of Zyklon- B (or some other lethal volatile poison) from a small tin.” I looked at the slight blue staining on the brickwork and cement that is characteristic of the chemical reaction
            to prussic acid, and this confirms that the gas chamber mentioned was indeed a gas chamber; and this is where Harry W. Mazal OBE contradicts himself, first by saying:”The only possible explanation for these bins is that they were designed to receive the granules of Zyklon-B.” Really? I would suggest that these so-called “bins” were ventilation ducts that were opened in order to facilitate the ventilation of the delousing chamber.
            In the section of the essay: Liberation, Harry W. Mazal OBE contradicts himself when he says:”Neither the reports by the U.S. Army, Father Hess nor Sack prove conclusively that the (homicidal) chamber was used to kill people.
            Until further evidence is discovered, historians (“story tellers”) will have to conform themselves with the knowledge that it was (get this) “technically” possible to have murdered human beings with poison gas in that room, and that the room, some 16x16x12 high, was designed for the exclusive purpose of carrying out such a grim task.
            This circumstance does not free the perpetrators of their crimes. No matter in what manner the tens of thousands of unfortunate people in Dachau lost their lives, they were murdered as surely as if they had been placed in a gas chamber and asphyxiated with hydrogen cyanide gas. The intentional destruction of human life by whatever means is still murder.
            It is quite sufficient, for the moment, to demonstrate that the Nazis intended to use a homicidal gas chamber in Dachau, and that they designed, built and equipped such a a chamber in the Dachau Concentration Camp.”
            This “story teller” Harry W. Mazal OBE wants his bread buttered on both sides by putting leading suggestions into the readers mind by proposing that a structure some 16x16x12 ft was: “designed for the exclusive purpose of carrying out such a grim task;” and that because he deduced that it was only “technically” possible to have murdered human beings in “that” room, he wants us to believe that no matter in what manner the tens of thousands of unfortunate people in Dachau lost their lives, they were “murdered” as surely as if they had been placed in a gas chamber and asphyxiated with hydrogen cyanide gas. This ladies and gentlemen is a classic example of the craft of a “story teller” as opposed to a true historian who does not fear the truth. Please note: Harry W. Mazal OBE avoids any reference to the real historical extermination camps, slave labour camps and torture chambers in which millions perished in Soviet Communist Russia.
            Hubert Rehm: Friedrich Paul Berg states on his website:www.nazigassings.com, that not one single Jew or anyone else for that matter, was gassed to death in the so-called “extermination gas chambers.” Would you like to challenge Friedrich Paul Berg’s comment? (Jomi)

            Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — April 28, 2013 @ 3:44 am

          • I already answered the comment by Gasan. Again: this letter was probably typed by Raschers wife and only signed by Rascher. His wife was a confused person. In autumn 1942 she was pretending to be pregnant and tried to obtain a Baby which she could present to her husband. In addition, she had several other affairs at her throat. It is likely, that she wrote this letter in a hurry and confused state and thus made orthographic errors. The competence of Nini, Raschers wife, was singing not writing. Nevertheless, I will look up other original letters written by Nini and check them for similar errors. This however will take some time and today is sunday and I want to go dancing with my girl friend.
            In any case, it is daring to conclude from single orthographic error in a single letter, that “the vast majority of ‘documentary evidence’ presented at the Nuremberg ‘show trials’ was fabricated fake evidence”. The only fabricated evidence, I know of, is the affidavit of Anton Pacholegg. This was convincingly shown by Joachim Neander in his article “A Strange Witness to Dachau Human Skin Atrocities: ANTON PACHOLEGG a.k.a. ANTON BARON VON GUTTENBERG a.k.a. ANTOINE CHARLES DE GUTTENBERG”.

            Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 28, 2013 @ 4:33 am

            • Don’t expect anything from this Rehm guy. He posts under his real name so if he states anything that goes against the Nato War Propaganda he will go to prison in his country. And probably the lawyer who wishes to defend him if using facts to counter the fairy tales of the Inquisition. To forget he is in such a depressing state of an official state party line ‘historian’ that forges more tales to bash his own people and keep them in this way under the nato thumb he prefers to go dancing with his girlfriend on sunday.

              Comment by wolf — April 28, 2013 @ 5:31 am

              • Thanks for the advice, Wolf. Hubert Rehm has completely sidestepped the more important issues I raised in my reply.
                I agree with everything you say about Hubert Rehm as a state party line “historian.” However, Hubert Rhem is entitled to his opinions even if it entails bashing his own people. I personally knew a former German soldier by the name of Wilf, his surname I forget, who fought on the Eastern Front, and after the war he had been put through the “de-Nazification programme to the extent that he had an almost genocidal hatred of germany.
                He categorically refused to discuss anything about Germany or about his experiences on the Eastern Front.
                How many former German soldiers ended up like that heaven only knows. Self hatred knows no bounds. Jomi

                Comment by John-Joseph: Saintclair — April 28, 2013 @ 10:25 am

                • I am not an “historian”. I am a biochemist and science journalist.

                  Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 29, 2013 @ 1:26 am

            • Hubert Rhem: Quote:”In any case, it is daring to conclude from (a) single orthographic error in a single letter that “the vast majority of ‘documentary evidence’ presented at the Nuremberg “show trials” was fabricated evidence.”
              Hubert Rhem: I dare because I have a better than average understanding and comprehension of the Alliance between Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist Russia and Soviet Communist America (The United Soviet of America) and the vast war crimes committed by this Soviet Alliance. Carolyn Yeager:”The Gleiwitz “False Flag” Incident Is Pure Fiction,” is a classic account of how Alfred Nujocks was “persuaded,” without corroboration, to sign an affidavit that he participated in a German undercover operation to attack the Gleiwitz radio station on the very night that Adolf Hitler (Huter) ordered the invasion of Poland. As a matter of historical fact, Adolf Hitler launched a full scale defensive counter attack against Poland following Polish aggression against germany and the german civilian population of Danzig. This is just another example of how fabricated “evidence” was used to convict a completely innocent man at the Nuremberg “show trials.” Hubert Rhem: Can you provide evidence that the German word:”Ausrotten” constitutes irrefutable evidence for the Final Solution of the Jewish Problem in Europe? Jomi

              Comment by John-Joseph: Saintclair — April 28, 2013 @ 11:00 am

            • Hubert Rehm wrote: “In any case, it is daring to conclude from single orthographic error in a single letter, that “the vast majority of ‘documentary evidence’ presented at the Nuremberg ‘show trials’ was fabricated fake evidence”. ”

              Try to find original documents if you want to know.

              The documents used in evidence at Nuremberg consisted largely of “photocopies” of “copies”. Many of these original documents were written entirely on plain paper without handwritten markings of any kind, by unknown persons. Occasionally, there is an illegible initial or signature of a more or less unknown person certifying the document as a ‘true copy’. Sometimes there are German stamps, sometimes not. Many have been ‘found’ by the Russians, or ‘certified authentic’ by Soviet War Crimes Commissions.

              The Hague has few, if any, original documents. The Hague has many original postwar ‘affidavits’, or sworn statements, the Tribunal Commission transcripts, and much valuable defense material. They have the ‘human soap’, which has never been tested, and the ‘original human soap recipe’ (Document USSR-196), which is a forgery; but apparently no original wartime German documents.

              The National Archives in Washington (see Telford Taylor’s Use of Captured German and Related Documents, A National Archive Conference) claim that the original documents are in The Hague. The Hague claims the original documents are in the National Archives.

              The Stadtsarchiv Nurnberg and the Bundesarchiv Koblenz also have no original documents, and both say the original documents are in Washington. Since the originals are, in most cases, ‘copies’, there is often no proof that the documents in question ever existed.

              http://www.cwporter.com/gl180.htm

              Comment by hermie — May 14, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

              • I have visitied recently the Bundesarchiv Berlin, Lichterfelde and examined the Rascher-file there. It contains copies and originals and the originals seemed original to me. The file contains are even such things as insurance receipts, electricity bills, or the bill of a local saw-mill. It all looks authentic.
                The protocols of the doctor’s trial I did not see in original. I read them in the digital form which is available in the internet.
                Alltogether I have the impression, that the documents from the doctor’s trial, the Bundesarchive and about a hundred other documents from other sources – amongst them love letters of Rascher’s aunt Maud which I found in a little antiquariat in the Bavarian mountains – fit together quite well.
                This is not to say, that everything fits together well.
                Thus, there is the famous affidavit of Fritz Rascher, the uncle of Sigmund Rascher, which Fritz Rascher has given 31 Dec 1946 to an American interrogation officer. In the affidavit Fritz describes, how in August 1943, he has found protocols in his nephews drawer which describe the shooting of several prisoners for the purpose of testing the efficiency of the drug Polygal. This affidavit does not seem to fit with the contents of several private letters which Fritz Rascher had sent to his nephew after August 1943.
                This problem is dealt with in my book “Der Untergang des Hauses Rascher” which hopefully soon will appear in an English translation.

                Comment by Hubert Rehm — May 15, 2013 @ 4:03 am

  5. Again, don’t be taken in by the claim that the young man pictured in the experiment was a Russian.
    The Soviet Communist Allies: Soviet Communist Britain, Soviet Communist America and Soviet Communist Russia had a total monopoly on Communist Allied propaganda that was used against German Officers and men at the end of WW2.
    It is my contention that the types of experiments conducted in your photograph, were carried out by German Luftwaffe volunteers who were expected to undergo various experiments to the point of losing consciousness, and this is what we see in the photo. The experiments were carried out in order to determine how long Luftwaffe crew could survive in extreme cold conditions, in order that more advanced survival kits and clothing could be made available to German Luftwaffe crew. The same allegations of experimental torture were made against SS Doctor Josef Rudolf Mengele who did not hurt so much as a hair on his alleged victims. Dr. Josef Rudolf Mengele was bound by his Hipocratic Oath and his personal Oath to his Fuhrer: Adolf Hitler (Huter) and National Socialist Germany.
    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin), and Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvilli instigated the Red Terror in Russia, and the millions who perished in the death camps and torture chambers were denied access to medicines or medical treatment, and it is almost certainly the case that many Doctors as intellectuals and enemies of the state, perished in the death camps and torture chambers. Scrapbookpages Blog: what do you believe, the honest and truthful integrity of German Officers and men who fought and served for National Socialist Germany (Germania) and Europa, or the filthy lies and propaganda of the Soviet Communist Allies? (Jomi) John-Joseph: Saintclair

    Comment by John-Joseph:Saintclair — April 26, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    • Some people have claimed that the photo of the “Russian” is actually a photo of an American and that he is wearing an American parachute harness. America did do experiments for the Air Force during World War II. Charles Lindbergh was one of the men who participated in the American experiments. I have no proof that anyone died in the German experiments.

      In the medical experiments done in the concentration camps, where someone was likely to die, the subjects were mostly criminals who had been condemned to death and were waiting to be executed.

      Comment by furtherglory — April 26, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

      • You are right, Further Glory.
        This is an American parachute harness.

        Comment by Gasan — April 27, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

        • You are right, it looks like an American parachute harness. I have dealt with this problem in my book “Der Untergang des Hauses Rascher, 2. edition, 2011” with the following words:
          “Wie man erhaltenen Bildern zu den Versuchen entnehmen kann, hingen die Häftlinge in einem Gurtzeug mit rundem Zentralverschluß, der auf dem Brustbein lag. Dieser britischen Modellen nachempfundene Verschluß gehörte zum deutschen Fallschirmtyp RZ20. Die Standardausrüstung der Fallschirmjäger bestand 1942 aus dem Fallschirmtypen RZ 16 und RZ20, wobei ersterer keinen Zentralverschluß, sondern eine Schnalle über dem Bauchnabel besaßen (Schnallengurtzeug). So trugen die über Kreta eingesetzten Fallschirmjäger in der Regel Schnallengurtzeug.”
          My English is too bad for a translation but the essence is: In 1942 the regular harness was RZ16 which looked different from the English and American harnesses. However, the newly developed German RZ20 harness was quite similar to the English harnesses. Therefore, the prisoner might have carried a German RZ20 harness.

          Comment by Hubert Rehm — April 28, 2013 @ 4:46 am


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