Body parts and brains from gruesome Nazi experiments discovered
The horrors of the Holocaust are continuing to seep into the present. A Munich research institute has discovered jars containing body parts and the brains of human victims from gruesome experiments carried out at concentration camps.
The Max Planck Psychiatric Institute made the grim discovery during renovations last year but have only released details this week, reported Arutz Sheva.
The samples were used by Nazi neuroscientist Julius Hallervorden who performed much of his research on the brains of executed prisoners from concentration camps including Auschwitz.
"We are embarrassed by these findings, and the blemish of their discovery in the archives,” the institute said in a statement. “We will update the public with any further information that comes to light with complete transparency."
A committee has been formed to identify the victims with the goal of bringing them to a mass grave with previously discovered samples. The process could take months if not years according to the institute.