Nazism: Human experiments - German scientists experimented with jewish twins 00:35

German scientists experimented with twins

Otmar von Verschuer (right) measures two twin girls as part of an anthropometric study of heredity.

Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer (16 July 1896 – 8 August 1969) was a German human biologist and eugenicist primarily concerned with "racial hygiene" and twin research. He was the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Anthropologie, menschliche Erblehre, und Eugenik; KWIfA) in Berlin and the Institute for Genetic Biology and Racial Hygiene (Institut für Erbbiologie und Rassenhygiene).

Recorded: 1940s Event time: 1940s Location: Germany Number of clips: 161