Offbeat The Most Horrifying Nazi Experiments on Humans  

Jacob Shelton
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To those born during after the Cold War era, it’s hard to imagine a time when the entire world wasn’t aware of Nazi Germany’s atrocious medical experiments, but when you think about it, it seems odd that an entire generation of people grow up knowing about the living nightmare of Germany’s concentration camps. When we look back on the Nazi medical experiments of World War 2, it’s easy to feel like you’re reading science fiction, but the atrocities committed by Germany’s military scientists were very real. Collected together in this list is a full rundown of Nazi experiments, one terrible procedure after another. It goes without saying that this list is probably very triggering and it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, with a number of shocking and NSFW images ahead. 

Looking back on the heinous medical experiments of Nazi Germany, it’s hard to have faith in the human race. From seemingly innocuous experiments on eye pigmentation to truly disgusting procedures involving the creation of conjoined twins and the examining of internal organs, all of the worst stuff is on this list. Despite their monstrous methods, the Nazis did provide incredibly helpful research in the field of hypothermia.

Years after the war, egg heads still debate whether or not there’s a moral quandary in using the findings of Nazi scientists in modern medicine. This list of Nazi experiments is a glimpse into a world of true horror. When you're done here, maybe you should go look at some kitten gifs.

Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Horrifying Nazi Experiments on Humans
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Heinrich Himmler ordered a Nazi doctor to artificially inseminate concentration camp prisoners though various experimental methods. Dr. Carl Clauberg artificially inseminated about 300 women at Auschwitz, who were strapped down and taunted mercilessly. Clauberg told his victims that he had used animal sperm to create a monster inside of them.

Head Injury Experiment

Head Injury Experiment is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Horrifying Nazi Experiments on Humans
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In 1942, experiments were conducted in which "a young boy of eleven or twelve [was] strapped to a chair so he could not move. Above him was a mechanized hammer that every few seconds came down upon his head." The boy was driven insane from the torture."

Freezing Experiments

Freezing Experiments is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Horrifying Nazi Experiments on Humans
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The freezing/hypothermia experiments were conducted on men in order to simulate the conditions the armies suffered on the Eastern Front. The experiments were divided into two parts, first, to establish how long it would take to lower the body temperature to death and second how to best resuscitate the frozen victim. The test subjects were either placed in an ice bath, or stripped naked and strapped to a stretched before being left outside in the Auschwitz winter. 

See more crazy things that happened because of the military here.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Horrifying Nazi Experiments on Humans
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The savage bone grafting experiments were an attempt to speed up the body's regenerative process. Sections of a healthy patient’s bone would be removed from their shoulders, arms or hips, then transferred to a mutilated victim. Occasionally, entire limbs would be harvested from victims, before being killed by Evipan injection.