Professor Dr. Carl Clauberg (SS-Gruppenfźhrer of the Reserve) was born in Wuppertal in 1898 into a craftsmen family. He participated in World War I as infantryman, later studied medicine and avanced to doctor-in-chief at the University gynaecological clinic in Kiel. He entered the NSDAP in 1933 and became a fanatical supporter of its ideology. In the same year, he was appointed professor for gynaecology at Kšnigsberg University.
|In 1942, he asked Heinrich Himmler who had already been interested in Claubergs "research", to offer him the possibility to sterilize a multitude of people for his experiments. Thus, Clauberg came to Auschwitz in December 1942 and received Block 10 for his tests. Looking for a "cheap and efficient" method to sterilize women, he injected acid liquids to their uterus without anaestetics.|
Clauberg escaped the approaching Red Army and went to Ravensbrźck concentration camp, where he continued his experiments. It was estimated that he had sterilized some 700 women. In 1948, he was put to trial in the Soviet Union and sentenced to 25 years. 7 years later, he was pardonned and went back to the Federal Republic of Germany, to Kiel where he was still proud of his "scientific work". Only after the "Zentralrat der Juden" (Central council of Jews) had laid information against him, he was arrested in November 1955 and died in August 1957, shortly before his trial should have started.