Viktor Hermann Brack (9 November 1904 – 2 June 1948) was a Nazi war criminal, the organiser of the Euthanasia Programme, Action T4, where the Nazi state systematically murdered disabled German and Austrian people. Following this, Brack was one of the men responsible for the gassing of Jews in the extermination camps, and he conferred with Odilo Globocnik about the practical implementation of the Final Solution. Brack was sentenced to death in 1947 and executed in 1948.
Nuremberg military tribunal, "Doctors Trial", 1947:
Q (Judge Sebring). In other words, were these [gas] chambers [of Action T4] not built according to some specifications, plans and specifications?
A (Dr Viktor Brack). I can't imagine that, every chamber was different. I saw several of them.
Q. Do you know what department gave the order for having the numbers built? Was that your department under Bouhler?
A. No. It was Bouhler himself.
Q. And he gave the order to the various heads of institutions to install this chamber, is that correct?
Q. Now, how would the heads of each of these institutions know how to install a gas chamber unless there were certain plans and specifications given to them?
A. I never saw any such plan. I don't know of any.
Q. Would you know how to go out and build a gas chamber unless some engineer or planner had told you? Certainly I wouldn't.
A. I don't know whether I would either. Presumably he called in an engineer.
Q. That's what I'm trying to say. What engineer or group of engineers was responsible for seeing that these gas chambers were built so that they would do the job they were supposed to do?
A. There was certainly no group of engineers. I presume there was somebody at the institutions who had enough technical ability to do it. I don't know.
Q. Then, so far as you know, someone at one of these institutions would be told by Bouhler to construct a gas chamber and he would call the head of the institution then would call on someone, you don't know whom, to go out and build the chamber Is that correct?
A. That is how I imagine it.
Q. Well, wouldn't it make a considerable difference whether the chamber was to be constructed for euthanasia by carbon monoxide or by some other means? Wouldn't there have to be some technical information available to the head of the institution so that he could give directions to his mechanic to build the thing to do the thing it was supposed to do?
A. I must say honestly I really don't know anything about that. I can't judge.
Q. Do you know whether or not any department of the government, under Bouhler, or under Brandt, or under anybody else, was responsible for seeing that the gas apparatus was installed properly?
A. I don't know, but I don't believe so because I would probably have heard of it.
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