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    in place before the Geneva Conventions. The Laws of War included specific prohibitions, however the Nazi lawyers created techniques that did not technically violate the "Laws of War".

    Techniques that the Nazi's used to get around the laws of war were forced nudity and forced shaving of the head of women and head and face of men. These techniques were particularly offensive to orthodox jews.

    After the Nazi's were defeated the Geneva Conventions were drafted in 1948 with broader language to cover any type of inhumane or torture technique imaginable.

    Gonzales of course fixed that problem by claiming that the Geneva Conventions don't apply.

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