Bayer AG, one of the biggest and most successful pharmaceutical companies in the world, has a dark past. During World War II, they were buying prisoners from Auschwitz camp in order to use them for their scientific experiments.
When the Red Army entered Auschwitz, they discovered correspondence between the camp commander and Bayer that dealt with the sale of 150 female prisoners for experimental purposes. Here’s the five letters they found:
First letter: “With a view to the planned experiments with a new sleep-inducing drug, we would appreciate it if you could place a number of prisoners at our disposal (…)” (the article continues after the ad)
Second letter: “We confirm your response, but consider the price of 200 RM per woman to be too high. We propose to pay no more than 170 RM per woman. If this is acceptable to you, the women will be placed in our possession. We need some 150 women (…)”
Third letter: “We confirm your approval of the agreement. Please prepare for us 150 women in the best health possible (…)”
Fourth letter: “Received the order for 150 women. Despite their macerated condition they were considered satisfactory. We will keep you informed of the developments regarding the experiments (…)”
Fifth letter: “The experiments were performed. All test persons died. We will contact you shortly about a new shipment (…)”