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  אייר 21, 5768 , 26/05/08

Germany Awards Former SS Doctor

The German Federation of Internal Medicine has awarded a former Nazi SS doctor, suspected of carrying out euthanasia. Dr. Hans-Joachim Sewering, 92, was honored for giving "unequalled services in the cause of freedom of the practice and the independence of the medical profession and to the nation's health system," according to the Federation.

American Jewish organizations previously have charged that Sewering killed 900 Jewish children at a euthanasia center. He has admitted to being part of the elite SS unit but has denied carrying out euthanasia.
 
American Jewish Dr. Michael Franzblau, who has spent tens of thousands of dollars in an attempt to prosecute Sewering, has said in previous speeches, "I would like the German medical profession to recognize that they have a stain on their honor by his continued presence."

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