Volkswagen's Slave Laborers - Eva Justin, RN, PhD

Linda Shields

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Research is now important to nursing’s evidence-based practice, but research by nurses was questionable in Nazi Germany. One presentation discusses one of the first nurses in the world to attain a PhD - Eva Justin. Justin studied Sinti children at a children’s home in Mulfingen. Contrary to the tenets of objective science, she set out to prove that the children were racially inferior. There was no informed consent, and the children went to Auschwitz after the experiments. Justin was supported by senior Nazis, supervised by Nazi “scientists” and examined by committed Nazis.

Benedict S, Shields L, Holmes C. (2016). A nurse working for the Third Reich: Eva Justin, RN, PHD. Journal of Medical Biography, in press.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 07 May 2017
EventThe Second International Scholars Workshop on Medicine in the Holocaust and Beyond - Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel
Duration: 07 May 201711 May 2017 (Conference flyer) (Conference program)


ConferenceThe Second International Scholars Workshop on Medicine in the Holocaust and Beyond
OtherFollowing the very successful First International Scholars Workshop on Medicine After the Holocaust, hosted by CMATH in Houston, TX, USA last March, we are honored to announce the second international workshop, which will take place at Western Galilee College, Akko, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, and the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Safed, Israel, from Sunday May 7th through Thursday May 11th 2017. A preliminary program and call for submissions will be available in March 2016. Mark your calendars. We hope to see you all in northern Israel in May 2017.
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