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Report - Heilstatten H (Germany) April 2012

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Jascha_EOS, May 1, 2012.

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    In April of 2012 Erik I have visited this hospital

    In 1902, Gotthold Pannwitz of the Red Cross founded the Heilanstalten, initially a sanatorium for patients affected by tuberculosis. Due to his holistic mindset, the facilities were laid out like a little hamlet and included a school for horticulture, a school for domestic economy and a public natatorium

    In 1935, Karl became medical director of H and gradually transformed the sanatorium into an orthopedic clinic. A wing was added to focus on the rehabilitation of sports injuries. H became quite "chic" with national socialist elite.

    During World War II, the clinic was again transformed into a military hospital.

    Although it was a violation of the Hippocratic oath to conduct medical experiments in hospitals, Hitler decreed that it was permissible in the interest of the state and prisoner could be used for this purpose. Karl and others used the nearby concentration camp to perform numerous surgical experiments on inmates. After the war Karl was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, sentenced to death and hanged in 1948.

    In 1945, East Germany was part of the Soviet occupation zone and much of the infrastructure and medical equipment of Hohenlychen was wantonly destroyed before the site was used as a Soviet military hospital.

    After the withdrawal of soviet forces in 1993, the facilities were not put to use again and remain abandoned.









    Click the link for more pics and background info: http://www.lost-in-time-ue.nl/index...en-H-D-April-2012&m6e73ereturnid=56&pagina=56
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