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A 'Scientific Gloss' That Can Be Deadly

"When will all this extermination cease?" Dr. Nyiszli asked Dr. Mengele in Auschwitz. And Dr. Mengele answered: "My friend! It will go on, and on, and on."

"Murderous Science: Elimination by Scientific Selection of Jews, Gypsies and Others, Germany 1933-45" (Oxford University Press, 1988) by Benno Muller-Hill, professor of genetics at the Institute of Genetics at the University of Cologne, is the kind of book -- and the above quote is from it -- that will keep you up late reading it (for me, 4:05 a.m.). Then, when you've read it, you can't sleep.

And this book will certainly not be a favorite of the fetal-tissue experimenters and their supporters, who foam at the mouth when Nazi analogies are mentioned.

But the Nazi analogies are right on target. They are frighteningly accurate.