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The moral responsibility of scientists in Nazi Germany, James Watson

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Interviewee: James Watson. Benno Müller-Hill and James Watson discuss what happened to Nazi doctors after the war and what can be learned from Hitler's attempt to make a perfect race. Here he talks about the eugenicists at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute had to know that their knowledge was used for murder. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > In the third reich > Epilogue > What the eugenicists knew)
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The people in this building, actively worked with people whose use of the knowledge was going to be murder, and they had to know that.
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