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.
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.
At Auschwitz 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
After survivor groups protested, Clauberg was finally arrested in 1955
but died in August 1957, shortly before his trial should have started.