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Monday, December 18, 2006

Just a Little Bit Nazi

Descendants of a gynecologist who participated in Hitler's eugenics program were denied compensation for artwork confiscated by Soviet soldiers after the war. Their argument, though clever, did not sway the court.

Dr Schuster was head of the Chemnitz women’s clinic during the war and a senior member of the National Socialist Doctors’ Association. But, said the legal team, he was only one of 14,427 Germans in leading Nazi posts at the local level; he could, therefore, be held responsible for only 0.006 per cent of Nazi crimes. [Link]

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