Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

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Inmates of the National Socialist Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Thank goodness for America and the Allied Forces for fighting back against socialism.

Inmates of the National Socialist Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Thank goodness for America and the Allied Forces for fighting back against socialism.

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A pile of human remains at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, Germany, Apr 1945

A pile of human remains at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, Germany, Apr 1945

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A picture of Kurt Franz posing jauntily as he administers punishment at Buchenwald.

A picture of Kurt Franz posing jauntily as he administers punishment at Buchenwald.

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As was true with other prisoner categories, some homosexuals were also victims of cruel medical experiments, including castration. At Buchenwald concentration camp, SS physician Dr. Carl Værnet performed operations designed to convert men to heterosexuals: the surgical insertion of a capsule which released the male hormone testosterone. Such procedures reflected the desire by Himmler and others to find a medical solution to homosexuality.

As was true with other prisoner categories, some homosexuals were also victims of cruel medical experiments, including castration. At Buchenwald concentration camp, SS physician Dr. Carl Værnet performed operations designed to convert men to heterosexuals: the surgical insertion of a capsule which released the male hormone testosterone. Such procedures reflected the desire by Himmler and others to find a medical solution to homosexuality.

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