Former Nazi War Crimes Court Reporter
to Discuss Medical Ethics, Doctors’ Crimes Against Humanity

To RSVP or for more information, contact Tamara Savage at 713-942-8000, ext. 104.

HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 7, 2006) — In October 1945, 21 men entered the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, to stand trial for crimes against humanity committed during World War II. During that trial, survivors of medical “experiments” stood witness against the men who tortured them by recounting their experiences in prisoner camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Ravensbruck.

Houston resident Vivien R. Spitz was one of 26 court reporters selected by the U.S. War Department to report and record events in that Nuremberg courtroom, including the Nazi doctors’ case.

She will discuss that experience and her observations of the trial that set the standards for modern-day medical ethics in a free public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Herzstein Theater at Holocaust Museum Houston’s Morgan Family Center, 5401 Caroline St. in Houston’s Museum District