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Herta Oberheuser

1911 - 1978

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Herta Oberheuser (15 May 1911 – 24 January 1978) was a German Nazi physician and convicted war criminal who performed medical atrocities on prisoners at the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp. For her role in the Holocaust, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison at the Doctors' Trial, but served only five years of her sentence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herta Oberheuser has received more than 596,156 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Herta Oberheuser is the 115th most popular physician (up from 150th in 2019), the 771st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,037th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Physician.

Herta Oberheuser was a Nazi doctor who performed medical experiments on prisoners in the Auschwitz concentration camp. She is most famous for being the only female defendant at the Nuremberg Trials, and for her involvement in the selection of subjects for medical experiments.

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Among physicians, Herta Oberheuser ranks 115 out of 502Before her are Peter Damian, Johann Joachim Becher, Edgar Adrian, John Snow, Ferid Murad, and Francis Peyton Rous. After her are Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Harvey J. Alter, Jean Dausset, John Eccles, Franz Joseph Gall, and Virginia Apgar.

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Among people born in 1911, Herta Oberheuser ranks 39Before her are William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, Jean Harlow, Sergey Sokolov, and Milovan Đilas. After her are Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, J. L. Austin, Bernard Katz, Odysseas Elytis, and Niels Kaj Jerne. Among people deceased in 1978, Herta Oberheuser ranks 30Before her are John Cazale, Harry Martinson, Houari Boumédiène, Claude François, Norman Rockwell, and W. Eugene Smith. After her are Jomo Kenyatta, Nazli Sabri, Ed Wood, Harvey Milk, József Bozsik, and Tamara Karsavina.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Herta Oberheuser ranks 771 out of 6,142Before her are Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), Hugo Sperrle (1885), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), and Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412). After her are Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788), Uwe Seeler (1936), and Friedrich Dollmann (1882).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Herta Oberheuser ranks 15Before her are Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Otto Loewi (1873), and Johann Joachim Becher (1635). After her are Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Theodor Billroth (1829), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), and Waldemar Hoven (1903).