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. 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 511,042 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Herta Oberheuser is the 150th most popular physician (up from 271st in 2019), the 1,037th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,773rd in 2019) and the 19th 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 150 out of 509Before her are André Frédéric Cournand, Edgar Adrian, Albert of Riga, Virginia Apgar, Ctesias, and Louis Ignarro. After her are Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, August von Wassermann, George Emil Palade, and Niels Kaj Jerne.

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Among people born in 1911, Herta Oberheuser ranks 57Before her are Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Klaus Fuchs, Sergey Sokolov, and Karl Silberbauer. After her are Niels Kaj Jerne, Alfred Naujocks, Feodor Lynen, Nicholas Ray, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Lee Yoo-hyung. Among people deceased in 1978, Herta Oberheuser ranks 38Before her are Nazli Sabri, Keith Moon, Harvey Milk, Claude François, Roger Caillois, and Étienne Gilson. After her are Charles Boyer, Tamara Karsavina, Charles Eames, Georgi Markov, Musa al-Sadr, and Ignazio Silone.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Herta Oberheuser ranks 1,037 out of 5,289Before her are Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Hanns Eisler (1898), Gottfried Benn (1886), and William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548). After her are Carl Reinecke (1824), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), Klaus Nomi (1944), August von Wassermann (1866), and Carsten Niebuhr (1733).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Herta Oberheuser ranks 19Before her are Werner Forssmann (1904), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Otto Loewi (1873), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Theodor Billroth (1829), and Albert of Riga (1165). After her are Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), August von Wassermann (1866), Waldemar Hoven (1903), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), Franciscus Sylvius (1614), and Werner Haase (1900).