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Launch Event: The Lancet Report on Medicine, Nazism, and the Holocaust: Historical Evidence, Implications for Today, Teaching for Tomorrow


November 14th, 2023, 2:00pm — 4:30pm CET

Historical Lecture Hall (Hörsaalruine), Medizinhistorisches Museum, Charité Berlin.

Please join the The Lancet and the Lancet Commission on Medicine, Nazism, and the Holocaust, in partnership with the Charité (Institute of the History and Ethics of Medicine), the Robert Koch-Institute, and the Max-Planck Society as the Commission launches its report on "Medicine, Nazism, and the Holocaust: historical evidence, implications for today, teaching for tomorrow” in Berlin.

Listen to authors of the report discussing the history of medicine in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, how this history can inform our understanding of medicine today and in the future, and why it needs to be included in all fields of health care education. There will also be invited statements by representatives of victims and their organizations, medical associations, biomedical research institutions, and the German Ethics Council (Deutscher Ethikrat). All will address the relevance of this history for medicine, healthcare, and bioethics today, alongside commitments to support further historical research, teaching, and self-reflection within the medical community and beyond. Please register below.

Co-chairs of the Lancet Commission:

  • Prof. Herwig Czech (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt (Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
  • Prof. Shmuel Pinchas Reis (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

Local Organizers (members of the Lancet Commission):

  • Prof. Volker Roelcke (Giessen University, Germany)
  • Prof. Carola Sachse (University of Vienna, Austria)

Miriam Sabin, PhD (North American Executive Editor, The Lancet)

Voices of the victims and their representatives

Statements by representatives of:

  • American Medical Association
  • Israel Medical Association
  • German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer)
  • Robert Koch-Institute
  • Max-Planck-Society
  • German Ethics Council (Deutscher Ethikrat)
  • Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities



Lancet Launch Event Berlin - Recording