The Prisoner Who Painted Dachau’s Horrors – Atlas Obscura


For violations of disciplinary and punishment regulations, prisoners are given 25 blows on the trestle. Georg Tauber himself is flogged. He suffers a ruptured lung and torn buttock muscles. LOAN FROM MONIKA HOFER AND ULRIKE DÜMMLER, MUNICH

WHEN DR. SIGMUND RASCHER OF the Schutzstaffel (SS), a paramilitary organization of Nazi Germany, started conducting his merciless medical experiments at the Dachau concentration camp using prisoners as guinea pigs, he sent for a prisoner, an artist, to document his…

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19 thoughts on “The Prisoner Who Painted Dachau’s Horrors – Atlas Obscura

    1. I don’t think we’re ever going to learn from our mistakes because cruelty keeps rearing its ugly head and we make the same mistakes in an endless cycle. Yes, I’m feeling very despondent about the human race at the moment!

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      1. I’m with you Sarah. So much hate and cruelty, and it never really goes away. As Brecht warned about future Hitlers: “For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”

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