German Doctors Apologize for Holocaust Horrors Medical association sorry for role physicians played By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted May 25, 2012 3:02 AM CDT Updated May 25, 2012 5:13 AM CDT 45 comments Comments Adolf Hitler salutes a huge crowd at a sports meeting in Breslau, Germany, in 1938. (AP Photo/File) (Newser) – Better very, very late than never. The organization of German physicians has issued an official apology for the role doctors played in the Holocaust. “Outstanding representatives of renowned academic medical and research institutions were involved” in organizing and carrying out the mass extermination of millions, and participating in barbaric medical experiments, said a statement from the German Medical Association, issued six decades after the end of World War II, notes MSNBC. Doctors were not forced to participate in the atrocities, the statement admitted, but were often enthusiastic supporters and even Nazi leaders. Doctors “remember the living and deceased victims and their descendants, and ask them for forgiveness," the statement said.