They also experimented with the lithium-ammonia reduction(sort of Birch) Method of manufacturing methamphetamine. The human lab-rat thing is saddening.
Although it is known that the nazi doctors committed premeditated murder in the name of scientific research, the data is still utilized. IMHO, it is unethical to use information obtained from these experiments, but it is what it is.
Vivien Spitz was a court reporter during the trials of these doctors (The Nuremberg Trials). I read her book Doctors From Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans. This is an eye-opening account of gruesome events.
You also seem to contradict yourself repeatedly, although it is hard to tell because it isn't at all clear how you are using "method," "practices," "application," "feats," and "actions" to slice things up.
Finally, the following claim seems far too strong, especially regarding medicine, where I am unaware at least of any claims that the Nazis made any major, sweeping contribution to medicine that would justify the extravagant terms you use, even ignoring their heinous conduct:
Originally Posted by Ignoscant
That is, you are claiming that Hitler performed some action(s) regarding Volkswagens for which he should be commended in the sense that he should be "present[ed] as suitable for approval or acceptance." Or, given our context, I think this would be fair:
Hitler performed some action(s) concerning Volkswagens for which he should be viewed with approval.
If this is your position, can you specify which action(s) in particular you think make this so and *why* they make him commendable?
Hitler deserves commendation for the development of the VW due to his initial intent, which was to provide the people with a cheap, reliable car. He presented his idea to the head of Daimler-Benz in 1932 so it could be passed along in hopes of finding someone who could meet the requirements Hitler set forth.(1) It wasnít until sometime in 1933 that Hitler found a suitable candidate, the time waited showing that he would not settle for just any flimsy engineering plans, or overpriced schemes which would cost more than the average personís yearly wage; rather, he waited it out until, finally Ferdinand Porsche entered the scene.(2)
Hitler wanted a car that could maintain a speed of 62 mph, could seat 5 people (2 adults and 3 children, by some sources), attain 33 mpg, and cost 1000 RM. Porscheís schematics seemed to fit every bit of the requirements, thus the search began for a feasible location for a car plant, and eventually production started. After initial tests were concluded on the first design, 30 prototypes were manufactured and given to SS members, soldiers whose job it was to risk life and limb for the sake of their country and itís people, so they could perform trial runs of the new design, further ensuring the safety of German citizens. These tests showed that most problems with the initial design had vanished.(2)
It has been argued that Hitlerís intent with the production of the VW was simply a gimmick to provide his military with a suitable vehicle. This is false on all accounts. While military personnel definitely saw potential in the VWís design, it did not quite meet military requirements, and the design saw many alterations to accommodate military purpose. Initial production of the VW began in 1935, and it wasnít until 1938 that an order was passed to start production the a military version of the vehicle.(2)(3)
Alright, I've had enough and will now begin my rant.
I'll start with Rascher's "Death" (Exitus) table. People we submerged in an ice tank of water for up to 5 hours. The data acquired was essentially limited to the core temperatures of the victims when removed from the water and again at death. The other major hypothermia testing that Rascher did was placed people, naked, in the outside in the cold to see the effects.
This was used to help determine the effects of cold on soldiers. Data gathered from hypothermia in water was useless for determining hypothermia on land. Studying hypothermia on a naked person performing no tasks was useless for determining hypothermia on a soldier, dressed, in combat. These studies did nothing.
Tests to find treatments for mustard gas exposure, malaria, poisons and tuberculosis yielded no, ZERO, noticeable medical advancements.
Advancements in transplant surgery? I presume you are talking about Alexis Carrel, a French surgeon who successfully transplanted arteries and veins. He worked with the Nazi party in occupied France. But, the Nobel Prize he received for his transplant work was in 1912, several years before the Nazi party came about.
In fact, the Germans did discover a problem with transplant rejection and immunosuppression. So, the German medical structure gave up on... during WWI. Stitching twins together does not equal advancements in transplant medicine.
Methamphetamine was used by both sides during WWII as a stimulant. The Nazi method did not significantly alter production methods to be more expedient or effective. The commonly known "Nazi method" of meth production is nothing special or noteworthy.
Got anything else?
The advancements to German civilization by the Nazi party can, in my opinion, be likened to the Taliban's advancement to New York real estate.
The ultimate irony would be if a Jewish engineer had designed essentially the same vehicle, coincidentally a few years before Hitler's push for one. One that Hitler might have seen.
Bug's life: Josef Ganz and his design, which Adolf Hitler saw at a car show in 1933, not long before he made his sketches for Ferdinand Porsche
Three years before Hitler described 'his idea' to Mr Porsche in a Berlin hotel, Mr Ganz was driving a car he had designed called the Maikaefer, or May Bug.
Jewish inventor Mr Ganz had been exploring the idea for an affordable car since 1928 and made many drawings of a Beetle-like vehicle.
Mr Ganz's car was fitted with a tubular backbone chassis, a rear-mounted engine and independent suspension with swing axles, and it has a streamlined Beetle-like body
Within days of the meeting between Hitler and Mr Porsche in 1935, Mr Ganz's car magazine was shut down and he was in trouble with the Gestapo.
Lightweight and low-cost: Mr Ganz's earliest sketches for his idea came in 1923