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Ethics or Life?

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  1. Ethics or Life? Presented By: Nicole Volk

  2. WWII • 1939-1945 • Nazi Germany occupied Poland • Ethical decisions • Wilhelm Brasse • Rudolf Weigl

  3. Wilhelm Brasse • Born: Warsaw, Poland • Sent to Auschwitz 1939 (22yrs old) • Attempted to flee Germany • Arrested-summoned to SS German’s control

  4. Brasse’s Orders • Photography background • Photograph those imprisoned (identity) • Mengele (SS officer): photograph “medical experiments” • Children, twins, dwarfs, noma • Greater realism greater rewards

  5. A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

  6. Reaping the Benefits • Saved Brasse’s Life • Nutritional meals • Proper hygiene (so he would not offend the officers/doctors)

  7. Discussion • What would you have done?

  8. Rudolf Weigl • Born: September 2, 1883 in Přerov (Czech Republic) • After High School moved to Lewow • College studies: Anatomy, Biology, and Zoology

  9. Weigl’s Orders • Force to leave Lewow • Create vaccine: Typhus Fever • Lice hybrid • Weigl Strain • “Feeders” • PigsHumans

  10. RickesiaProwazekii Bacterial

  11. After WWII • Weigl killed hundreds. Vaccine saved thousands • Brasse’s photos destroyed • Weigl fame • Lives spared • Weigl died August 11, 1957 (74 yrs) • Brasse died October 23, 2012 (94 yrs)

  12. Discussion • What would you have done?

  13. Any Questions?

  14. Thank you!