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Nazis Use Thousands of Dutch Jews As Guinea Pigs

August 19, 1941
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Several thousand Jewish youths in Holland between 18 and 25 years old, were forcibly used by the Nazi authorities there as guinea pigs for testing anti-cholera serum, according to an Amsterdam report reaching here today.

The report reveals that more than twenty percent of the victims died as a result of the experiments made on them, by injecting anti-cholera serum after a previous injection of the cholera bacilli. News of this Nazi atrocity has evoked bitter indignation among the Dutch population, the report states.

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