at this photo you may think of your family doctor. Try to associate as
many words as you can to describe the nature of that individual. Most
people come up with words like compassionate, professional, considerate.
The doctor left is Dr. Carl Clauberg, before World War 2 a
well-respected Professor and gynecological 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
Carl Clauberg was born in Wuppertal in 1898 into a craftsmen family. He
participated in World War I as infantryman, later studied medicine and
avanced 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 Koenigsberg University.
In December 1942, Carl Clauberg came to the deathcamp
Auschwitz and received Block 10 for his medical experimental
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 injections,
producing horrible pain, inflamed ovaries, bursting spasms in the stomach,
and bleeding. The injections seriously damaged the ovaries of the victims,
which were then removed and sent to Berlin.
At Auschwitz "patients" 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 sexual organs.
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 pardonned 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
After survivor groups protested, Clauberg was finally arrested
in 1955 but died in August 1957, shortly before his trial should have