5 Essential Questions
1- What is the Geneva Convention?
2- What Rights do prisoners have today ?
3- What tests were done in WW2?
4- What were the prisoner conditions during the 1900’s -1950’s period?
5- Do we still do tests on human today's and do any other countries do
(Human Subject Research)
Definition: A living individual about whom an
investigator conducting research obtains:
Data through intervention or interaction with the
Identifiable private information
Done to children and mentally disabled
Tricked sick people into thinking they were receiving
Injected radiation, tested chemical weapons, and mind
Started in 1945 at Viphelom, a facility
for retarded people
Were fed large sugary diets to induce
About 50 of 660 people’s teeth were
• Tested on 75 people who played prisoners
• Faced with physical abuse and torture
• Many prisoners accepted the abuse and
willingly would hurt other prisoners
• Prisoners became crazy and experiment was
stopped because it became out of control
•Tested on 75 people who played prisoners
•Faced with physical abuse and torture
•Many prisoners accepted the abuse and willingly
would hurt other prisoners
•Prisoners became crazy and experiment was
stopped because it became out of control
The Monster Study
Tested orphans in 1939 to try to induce
Half received positive therapy while other half
Many of the 22 orphans suffered stuttering
for the rest of their lives
6 orphans received $925,000 from Iowa for
long term emotional and physiological issues
Code that states guidelines to
be used when testing humans
10 points to follow
Created in 1947 after the
You must have the consent of the
The subject must fully know what you
are going to do
There cannot be any risk of injury
There must be a proper facility for use
Many tests went on by the Nazis during
world war two on Jews and other
Most experiments results were used to
help benefit their soldiers
Tested on Russian prisoners to learn how
to prevent or fix hypothermia
Also wanted to see if Russians were
better fitted for the cold
100 people are estimated to have died
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• Tested on 60 people
• Given nothing to eat or drink, but sea-water
• Wanted to see various ways to make it
• People would like newly moped floors for any
source of water
Tested on about 1,500 people
Tested on twins by injecting chemicals in an attempt
to change eye colors
Would take random inmates and put poison
in there food
Prisoner would have no idea
Tested on 400,000 people to try to
Injected chemicals like iodine
Prisoners walked into room to fill out
forms while during this radiation was
administered making the prisoner
Put on trial 23 Nazi testers
Testers where faced with 4,000
15 convicted and 7 put to death
Right to be protected by authorities in the case of
assault or rape
Right to Medical Treatment
Right to freedom of expression, reading
materials, and communication
Right to a court of law with regards to prison
Right to freedom of religion
Right to drink safe water
Right to food and clothing
Right to equal and fair treatment
Prison Rights today out of U.S.
Four Treaties that are sworn by 194
It says that these countries cannot violate
Henri Dunant first introduced the Geneva
4 CONVENTIONS/ TREATIES
First Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of
the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in
Armed Forces in the Field, 1864
Second Geneva Convention for the Amelioration
of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and
Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea,
Third Geneva Convention relative to the
Treatment of Prisoners of War, 1929
Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the
Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War,
Not all violations will be off limits such as :
1. Willful killing or torture
2. Hostages from different states
(That is only if the break Country Laws or
trespassing onTerritory without permission)
Jean Henri Dunant
May 8, 1828
Died October 30, 1910 (aged 82)
Connection to theme
During World War Two and the
holocaust the Nazis took many
prisoners. These prisoners were tested
on, and had poor living conditions.
Because of these experiments the
Nuremburg code was made to help
prevent this from happening again.
Essential Answer #1
• What is the Geneva Convention?
• A. Four Treaties that are sworn by 194
countries, Countries cannot violate these
Essential Answer #2
• What Rights do prisoners have today ?
• A. They have the basic human rights but still
kept in jail cell because of wrong doing.
Essential Answer #3
• What tests were done in WW2?
• A. Many different tests were done during
WW2 by the Nazis. Testing on Jews they
tested 100’s of different things.
Essential Answer #4
• What were the prisoner conditions during
the 1900’s -1950’s period?
• A. The prisoner conditions were that you
could do anything you want to them such as
torture them and abuse them so pretty much
the conditions were bad and the prisoners
would get food only if the guards gave them
some if they wanted to.
Essential Answer #5
• Do we still do tests on human today's and do
any other countries do it too?
• A. Yes we and other countries still do tests,
but follow the Nuremburg code.
• Movie: “Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi state”
• Why Wars come By: A. P. Niblack