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 Koenigsberg University.
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
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.
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 further examination.
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 have started.
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