I've been wanting to do this topic on the show for years and I will be doing it next week. Should the scientific community use medical discoveries made as the result of Nazi atrocities? The Jewish community feels is outrageous to even consider their use. It appears some of the Nazi research on hypothermia and perhaps other topics have been used since the War.
The issue has been re-ignited by the debate over the "Strughold" award, given each year since 1963 for outstanding work in aviation medicine. Strughold is credited with work that allowed for manned space travel. But the Wall Street Journal reports that Strughold as long been suspected of taking part in Nazi atrocities, including the hypothermia experiments. But he was never prosecuted. And the issue of naming an award after him opens the door to the larger debate of whether any Nazi findings belong in the legitimate scientific community.
Yes, I think this is the greatest ethical dilemma in history. Do you validate the Nazi's tactics by using their findings? Or do you keep their victims from dying in vane by using it? Here's a paper on the issue. I have struggled with this question for years.