The Prisoner Who Painted Dachau’s Horrors – Atlas Obscura

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For violations of disciplinary and punishment regulations, prisoners are given 25 blows on the trestle. Georg Tauber himself is flogged. He suffers a ruptured lung and torn buttock muscles. LOAN FROM MONIKA HOFER AND ULRIKE DÜMMLER, MUNICH

WHEN DR. SIGMUND RASCHER OF the Schutzstaffel (SS), a paramilitary organization of Nazi Germany, started conducting his merciless medical experiments at the Dachau concentration camp using prisoners as guinea pigs, he sent for a prisoner, an artist, to document his…

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Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel


Part 15:
In The Beginning:
At age sixteen my life turned calamitous. My father, the sole breadwinner of the family, died. He had been sick for six months, during which time I ran our small general store. When he first got sick, I had just completed the tenth grade. Mother, who was then in the throes of menopause, decided my two younger sisters should be educated first because, she argued, life could be hard for women.

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With permission of the author. This is an on going story one paragraph at a time beginning on the post of July 6th.

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