Sunday, September 13, 2009

Herta Oberheuser - Physician

Herta Oberheuser - female physician who worked under Dr.Kark Gebhart, performing human experiments during the Nazi regime. She worked at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp from 1940 to 1943.

April 8, 1947

She made some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments conducted in 86 women, 74 of whom were Polish political prisoners in the camp.
Her 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.
Oberheuser killed healthy children with oil and evipan injections, then removed their limbs and vital organs.