Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
William L. Shirer
'In the meantime Himmler emphasized that he "personally assumed the responsibility for supplying asocial individuals and criminals who deserve only to die from concentration camps for these experiments."' - William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960)
Every so often someone asks: "Why use animals for experiments when we have prisoners?" Now, maybe we shouldn't use animals, either, but one answer is few scientists want to retrace the Nazi path.