This article is dedicated to the victims of the National Socialist regime.
First hand accounts of events in the laboratory of Prof. Eduard Pernkopf†
Article first published online: 24 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 297–303, April 2013
How to Cite
Aharinejad, S. H. and Carmichael, S. W. (2013), First hand accounts of events in the laboratory of Prof. Eduard Pernkopf. Clin. Anat., 26: 297–303. doi: 10.1002/ca.22150
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 24 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 JUN 2012
- Third Reich;
Eduard Pernkopf was responsible for one of the best anatomy atlases of all time. He was also an active National Socialist during the Third Reich. Some have questioned whether his political affiliation influenced the procurement of anatomic specimens for his Atlas. Profs. Walter Kraus, Alfred Gisel, and Werner Platzer, who worked directly or indirectly with Pernkopf, were interviewed in 2006. We present transcripts of those interviews. The reader may evaluate their recollections in light of the political and social forces active in that period of history. Clin. Anat., 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.