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Operating Room in Sachsenhausen

Operating Room in Sachsenhausen

Operating room in Barrack R1 of sick-bay in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After November 1942, concentration camp commandants were authorized to order the castration of prisoners in unspecified, “special cases,” thus permitting the compulsory castration of incarcerated homosexuals. —Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg


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