Thursday, October 01, 2020

First Paragraph

Before us are the individual case histories of seven German men and women, all of them physicians. The gynecologist Professor Carl Clauberg, responsible for cruel experiments on concentration camp inmates during the Nazi era, was captured by the Russians in June 1945. Sentenced to twenty-five years in a penitentiary in the Soviet Union, he was repatriated to West Germany in 1955. Clauberg immediately looked  for a new secretary to reestablish a medical office. The West German Federal Physicians' Chamber (Bundes√§rztekammer) did nothing to stop him; it decertified him as a doctor only after the application of severe outside pressure. Clauberg died in prison in 1957 awaiting a new trial for his crimes.

- From Doctors Under Hitler by Michael H. Kater

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