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Thursday, February 18, 1999 Published at 23:13 GMT

World: Europe

German Bayer company named in Nazi lawsuit

A survivor of the Nazi concentration camps of the Second World War has accused the German pharmaceutical conglomorate, Bayer AG of conspiring with the Nazis to conduct human medical experiments for profit.

The survivor, Eva Mozes Kor, is seeking damages for alleged experiments done on sets of twins supervised by Joseph Mengele at the prison camp at Auschwitz.

She alleged that the experiments were overseen by Mengele and a representative of the Bayer company.

Asked about the charges, the company said it was very surprised.

Bayer is among twelve German corporations which agreed this week to set up a fund to compensate Nazi prison camp victims.

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