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That all depends on the age of the twins. If they were young (infants - 13) they were seen as "useless" and were killed. If they were old enough and strong enough, they worked. Most likely, though, the twins would be separated and sent to different camps.

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The overall aim of the Nazis was to create a Master Race in the image of the Nordic gods, which is from whom Hitler believed the Germans were directly descended. If you could breed in multiples: twins, quads, why not breed in groups of 20 at a time? This was what Huxley satirized so brilliantly in Brave New World.

The person responsible for the dreadful experiments on twins and triplets was Josef Mengele who liked to experiment (without anesthetic) on twins because he had a natural control subject in the twin who was not experimented on. Or you could do the same experiment on both twins (say by adding a chemical to a brown eyed pair to see if one or the other would react by having their eyes change to blue, which was one of the defining qualities of the SuperNazi).

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The overall aim of the Nazis was to create a Master Race in the image of the Nordic gods, which is from whom Hitler believed the Germans were directly descended. If you could breed in multiples: twins, quads, why not breed in groups of 20 at a time? This was what Huxley satirized so brilliantly in Brave New World. The person responsible for the dreadful experiments on twins and triplets was Josef Mengele who liked to experiment (without anesthetic) on twins because he had a natural control subject in the twin who was not experimented on. Or you could do the same experiment on both twins (say by adding a chemical to a brown eyed pair to see if one or the other would react by having their eyes change to blue, which was one of the defining qualities of the SuperNazi). If you have a strong stomach for such things, you might get hold of a copy of the book Medical Block Buchenwald, which was where Mengele amused himself (with virtually no useful medical information coming from all his terrible and manifestly useless experimentation). The poster above is correct, but not correct in the last sentence. As tragic and horrific as these experiments were Mengele left notes and after WW2 ended scientists from the U.S. got a hold of some of these notes regarding twins and found some great useful information on understanding twins, but the difference with the U.S. isthey didn't do disgusting experimentation on twins. To this day, as much as a monster Megele was he did provide some good information to understand more about the birth of twins and the connection identical twins had towards each other.

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they experimented them with no anasthetics

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Tests were taken from them, studies, then death from a single injection of chloroform to the heart

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What German exsperemented on twins in the holocaust?

Dr Mengele specialised in experiments on twins.


What would people do to twins in the holocaust?

Twins that were of age were normally taken away for medical experimentation.


What would the holocaust do to the twins?

as often as not they would be sent to Auschwitz or another place of medical experimentation that had called for twins to work with.


What did the Nazis discover during the holocaust?

they discovered much about physiology, about twins and about the human condition.


How were twins in the Holocaust treated?

Same thing what happened to the rest of the victims.


How many set of twins were killed during the Holocaust?

I don't know exactly how many were killed in the Holocaust, but about 1,500 sets of twins (3,000 individuals) were experimented on in the hands of Josef Mengele. I estimated that somewhere between 50 and 200 sets survived.


Why were the people chosen to be in the Holocaust?

This is a very tricky answer. One of the main were Jews. Other hiders of Jews and helping them escape. Some were people who tried to fight anyone pro holocaust. Some twins were taken for experimental reasons


What were the means of torture or death of perpetators of Holocaust Holocaust?

Gas chambers, testing (on twins), starvation,shooting,disease (caused the death of many but not directly caused by the nazis) and stabbing (infants) were some


What was the outcome of the twin studies in the Holocaust?

The outcomes of all twins in the Holocaust all resulted in death, a single injection of chloroform, directly in the heart, causing them to die almost instantly, but before there lives were taken, many tests had been done on them.


What were the two ways that victims of the Holocaust were kept prisoner?

Two ways victims of the holocaust preisoners were kept were in the cells where they had to work in order to survive and 2nd they had to sleep with 20 to 30 other people. When the workers were too week or werent able to work were showerd by the gas.


What name is given to the Nazi massacre of over 6 million Jews?

The Holocaust


What was Hitler's view on the Holocaust?

He approved of the Holocaust and was the one who made the Holocaust happen.