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Horst Schumann

1906 - 1983

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Horst Schumann (1 May 1906 – 5 May 1983) was an SS-Sturmbannführer (major) and medical doctor who conducted sterilization and castration experiments at Auschwitz and was particularly interested in the mass sterilization of Jews by means of X-rays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horst Schumann has received more than 224,739 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Horst Schumann is the 215th most popular physician (down from 213th in 2019), the 1,468th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,449th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, Horst Schumann ranks 215 out of 502Before him are Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Li Shizhen, Carl von Rokitansky, Paul of Aegina, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Rolf M. Zinkernagel. After him are Gerard van Swieten, Duchenne de Boulogne, James Black, Soranus of Ephesus, Leander of Seville, and Hasdai ibn Shaprut.

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Among people born in 1906, Horst Schumann ranks 83Before him are Zhou Youguang, Lillian Asplund, John Carradine, Markos Vafeiadis, Hans Aumeier, and George Wald. After him are Rezső Kasztner, Luis Federico Leloir, Primo Carnera, Jacques Becker, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, and Heinrich Schwarz. Among people deceased in 1983, Horst Schumann ranks 46Before him are Kurt Tank, Jack Dempsey, Dolores del Río, Pridi Banomyong, Nicolaus von Below, and Joan Robinson. After him are Germaine Tailleferre, Victor Turner, Shizo Kanakuri, Walther Nehring, William Walton, and Norma Shearer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Horst Schumann ranks 1,468 out of 6,142Before him are Anne Wiazemsky (1947), Hans Speidel (1897), Karl Korsch (1886), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Jens Lehmann (1969), and Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830). After him are Günther Blumentritt (1892), Luise Rainer (1910), Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), Carl Stumpf (1848), Heidi Klum (1973), and Siegfried Lenz (1926).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Horst Schumann ranks 32Before him are August von Wassermann (1866), Sebastian Kneipp (1821), Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899), Franciscus Sylvius (1614), Leonhart Fuchs (1501), and Emil du Bois-Reymond (1818). After him are Hans Berger (1873), Carl Ludwig (1816), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), August Oetker (1862), Adolf Eugen Fick (1829), and Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799).