Herta Oberheuser killed children
with oil and evipan injections, then removed their limbs
and vital organs. The time from the injection to death was
between three and five minutes, with the person being
fully conscious until the last moment.
She made some of the most gruesome and painful medical
experiments, focused on deliberately inflicting wounds on
the subjects. In order to simulate the combat wounds of
German soldiers fighting in the war, Herta Oberheuser
rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers
of glass, dirt or sawdust into the wounds.
Burned with phosphorous
After WW2, in October 1946, the Nuremberg Medical Trial
began, lasting until August of 1947. Twenty-three German
physicians and scientists were accused of performing vile
and potentially lethal medical experiments on
concentration camps inmates and other living human
subjects between 1933 and 1945.
Fifteen defendants were found guilty, and eight were
acquitted. Of the 15, seven were given the death penalty
and eight imprisoned.
Herta Oberheuser was the only female defendant in the
medical trial. She received a 20 year sentence but was
released in April 1952 and became a family doctor at
Stocksee in Germany. Her license to practice medicine was
revoked in 1958.
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