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About This Event

Time: October 3, 2022, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • A nurse converses with three Polish female survivors of the Ravensbrück concentration camp who had been subjected to medical experimentation during their imprisonment. Pictured from left to right are Maria Kusmierczuk, Wladislawa Karolewska, and Jadwiga Dzido in Poland, 1946. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anna Hassa Jarosky and Peter Hassa
  • A nurse converses with three Polish female survivors of the Ravensbrück concentration camp who had been subjected to medical experimentation during their imprisonment. Pictured from left to right are Maria Kusmierczuk, Wladislawa Karolewska, and Jadwiga Dzido in Poland, 1946. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anna Hassa Jarosky and Peter Hassa

In 1942, Nazi doctors subjected Jadwiga Dzido to barbaric “medical” experiments at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. She was among more than 70 female prisoners, mostly Polish, treated as human guinea pigs. Survivors resisted in a number of ways, including using a camera smuggled into the camp to document their abuse. The secret photos and trial testimony from Jadwiga and others helped bring some of the perpetrators to justice.

Join us during Disability Awareness Month to learn about the innocent women subjected to experiments in the name of science.

Guest
Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocuast Memorial Museum

Host
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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