As we all may know, World War II was a dark time for the world as we experienced
As we all may know, World War II was a dark time for the world as we experienced one of
the most unethical, violent, and depressing eras of our lifetime. During World War II,
specifically between the years of 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party controlled
Germany through a totalitarian state. Hitler’s unexplained hate for Jews lead to tragic
aftermath; Jews were sent to concentration camps to die and some were used as human
subjects in “medical experiments.” While this whole thing is a whole mess of ethicality,
there is an emphasis on the practice and (recent) use of data from these experiments.
Many points are raised as to whether or not it is okay to use data from the Nazi medical
experiments during World War II. If some of the data from these experiments could be put
into good use and help save some lives TODAY, is it justifiable to use it even though it feels
immoral to do so? Even though it is not approved to do so by the US Environmental
Protection Agency, this article highlights various viewpoints on the wrongs and rights of
using this data.
There a lot of little questions associated with one obvious big question: Is it ethical to use
fata from Nazi medical experiment? Even though this data could essentially give good use
and help our population in natural emergencies, is it disrespectful for the people used in
these experiments or does it justify these experiments?
Regardless of what people think, it is a fact that this data could be helpful to our community.
It is probable that people might get offended by releasing such private information
(including people’s names) or others might be worried of the message it could give off.
Another question raised is, would it be okay to publish this data in secret? That being that it
is not actually considered published literature.
This article states that no matter whether it is right or wrong, useful science could come
from wrongdoings. Additionally, even if the data was obtained through the unconsented
pain and death from others, it is useful science that could help other scientists today.
The article highlights this by comparing it this topic to organ donors who could very well be
murder victims. Even though there death might have been unjust, their organs are still
useful to other people. Personally, I think this is different because to be an organ donor you
have to consent for the process. The victims of these Nazi medical experiments were in no
way able to give consent for this data.
Even though this data could be good use to our community, this article assumes that we, as
a society, owe something, ethically, to the victims of a wrong act. The article assumes that
we owe these victims recognition that what was done to them Is not okay. If we don’t use
this data, we are recognizing that, we are not letting these scientist get away with cruelty
This article also assumes that people are honest about suing this data. Technically, it is
possible that people could go under the table and gain access to this data without published
consent. Alternatively, this article says we, as a community, would not do that and that we
should be open about the way we obtain data.
It may be well known to all of us that one of the darkest times ever experienced in the world is World War II. It was a time when one of the most depressing, unethical, and violent eras of our lifetime was experienced. Between 1933 and 1945, when World War II was ongoing, Adolf Hitler was in control of Germany. He used his Nazi party to control the nation through a totalitarian state. Hitler hated the Jews to the extent that is beyond explanation. His hatred led to devastating repercussions. Some Jews were killed by being sent to concentration camps. Others were used in “medical experiments,” popularly known as the Nazi medical experiments…………
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