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.
Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Senior Historian, United States Holocuast Memorial Museum
Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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