40. 1945: Nazi Dr. Schilling
On the loss of WWII, some of the Nazi leaders were charged with war crimes. This is Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, he acted as experimentalist doctor at the Dachau concentration camp. He injected his chosen victims with malaria in the hope of finding a vaccination. In the end, he killed 3-400 patients, while the majority of his survivors were permanently damaged. He was sentenced to death by hanging. Of the 40 people working at Dachau, 36 were sentenced to hanging, the other 4 were sentenced to hard labor for either 10 years or life.
39. 1862: Union Troops
The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secession from 11 southern states who wanted to become the Confederate States of America. The war saw the deaths of roughly 620,000 soldiers and 50,000 civilians. The end of the war saw the abolition of slavery and was won in the Union’s favor.