Sept. 9, 2007, 11:41AM
Experts to tackle Holocaust genetics debate
Holocaust Museum exhibit looks at ethical issues, focusing on Nazi doctors

Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

The exhibit, “Medical Ethics and the Holocaust,” is free and runs through Feb. 3. Viewing hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and noon to 5 Saturdays and Sundays.

With the world on the precipice of a genetics revolution, the Holocaust Museum Houston is about to shine a spotlight on one of the lesser-known architects of Nazi Germany’s attempt to create a master race: doctors.

In a new exhibit and lecture series, “Medical Ethics and the Holocaust,” the museum tells the story of physicians’ enthusiastic participation in the murder of their own patients, then explores whether science’s powerful new tools could lead to a new eugenics movement.