The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies and collaborators. The Nazis came to power in Germany in January They believed that the Germans belonged to a race that was "superior" to all others. They claimed that the Jews belonged to a race that was "inferior" and a threat to the so-called German racial community. By , the Germans and their allies and collaborators had killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution. During the Nazi era, German authorities also persecuted other groups because of their perceived racial and biological inferiority.
The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics
Nazi Language and Terminology — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Have you met the dashing new bachelor joining the Washington elite? The debonair wunderkind taking the capital by storm? Mother Jones introduced him as "dapper," and the Los Angeles Times framed his latest intellectual venture as the "new think tank in town. The subject of the Times story is the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist "think thank" led by Richard Spencer.
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Nazi human experimentation was a series of medical experiments on large numbers of prisoners, including children, by Nazi Germany in its concentration camps in the early to mid s, during World War II and the Holocaust. Nazi physicians and their assistants forced prisoners into participating; they did not willingly volunteer and no consent was given for the procedures. Typically, the experiments were conducted without anesthesia and resulted in death, trauma , disfigurement , or permanent disability , and as such are considered examples of medical torture. At Auschwitz and other camps, under the direction of Eduard Wirths , selected inmates were subjected to various experiments that were designed to help German military personnel in combat situations, develop new weapons, aid in the recovery of military personnel who had been injured, and to advance the Nazi racial ideology and eugenics ,  including the twin experiments of Josef Mengele. After the war, these crimes were tried at what became known as the Doctors' Trial , and revulsion at the abuses perpetrated led to the development of the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics.
T hese days, and especially since the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va. But until very recently, even that part of the story was less well known than it is today. In fact, when Bradley W. Hart first started researching the history of Nazi sympathy in the United States a few years ago, he was largely driven by the absence of attention to the topic. Hart, who came to the topic via research on the eugenics movement and the history of Nazi sympathy in Britain, says he realized early on that there was a lot more to the American side of that story than most textbooks acknowledged.