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German research society apologises to victims of Nazis

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1445
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    After more than 50 years Germany's main research organisation, the Max Planck Society, has accepted historical responsibility for crimes committed by Nazi doctors.

    At a symposium on biomedical sciences and human experimentation at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin last week, the president of the society, biologist Hubert Markl, apologised to all victims of Nazi doctors, some of whom were present at the symposium.

    “Like other German institutions, the Max Planck Society has ignored its historical responsibility too long,” said Professor Markl.

    The society was founded …

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