Before WW2 Carl Clauberg was a well-respected Professor
and gynaecological researcher with a successful medical career. But Clauberg, one of the most respected individuals in
the German medical society, transformed at Auschwitz from a
healer into a systematic killer.
Carl Clauberg was born in Wuppertal in 1898 into a craftsmen family. He participated in WWI as
infantryman, later studied
medicine and advanced to doctor-in-chief at the University
gynaecological clinic in Kiel. He entered the NSDAP in 1933,
and later he was appointed Professor for gynaecology at
In December 1942, Carl Clauberg came to the death camp
Auschwitz and received Block 10 for his medical experimental activities. At Auschwitz Professor Carl Clauberg injected
chemical substances into wombs during his experiments.
Thousands of Jewish and Gypsy women were subjected to this treatment. They were sterilized by the
horrible pain, inflamed ovaries, bursting spasms in the stomach, and bleeding.
At Auschwitz victims were put into pressure chambers, tested
with drugs, frozen to death, and exposed to various other
traumas. Men and women were positioned repeatedly for
several minutes between two x-ray machines aimed at their
Most subjects died or were gassed immediately because the
radiation burns from which they suffered rendered them unfit for work. Men's testicles were removed and sent to Breslau for
Carl Clauberg was put to trial in the Soviet Union and
sentenced to 25 years. 7 years later, he was pardoned under
the "returnee" arrangement between Bonn and Moscow and
went back to West Germany. Upon returning he held a press
conference and boasted of his scientific work at Auschwitz.
After survivor groups protested, Clauberg was finally arrested
in 1955 but died in August 1957, shortly before his trial should