We can all agree that the things the Nazis did during World War II were horrible. The Holocaust was probably the crime for which they’re most infamous. But wretched and inhumane things happened in the concentration camps that most people don’t know about. Inmates were used as subjects in numerous experiments that were excruciatingly painful and usually resulted in death.
For about a year, the processes to regenerate bones, muscles, and nerves were studied through experiments on inmates at Ravensbruck concentration camp. Nerve operations included removing segments of nerves from the lower parts of the limbs.
Experiments on bones include breaking and resetting bones in several places on the lower limbs. The fractures were not given enough time to properly heal because physicians wanted to study the healing process as well as test out various healing methods.
The doctors also removed multiple sections of the subjects’ tibiae to study the regeneration of osseous tissues. Transplantations of bones included grafting segments of the left tibia onto the right and vice versa.
These experiments inflicted incredible pain on the inmates and caused permanent injuries for them.