Using Nazi Experimental Data--Asking the Right Question

By Barry Freundel

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, March 17, 1995

The ethical question of whether Nazi scientific data should be used to further contemporary science should focus not on Nazi immorality, but on the issue of whether using this information could save a life. Refusing to use it makes Nazis responsible for one more death. Furthermore, Jewish law tells us in healing that we must put the person alive now first.

Topic: Halakha, Bioethics, Jewish Law, Death and Mourning, Science, Shoah, Communal Memory, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.490

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Freundel, Barry. Using Nazi Experimental Data--Asking the Right Question. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 17 March 1995: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7995


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