Portrait of Herta Oberhauser

Herta Oberheuser

Herta Oberheuser was a physician at the Ravensbrück concentration camp. She performed medical experiments. She was found guilty of performing sulfanilamide experiments, bone, muscle, and nerve regeneration and bone transplantation experiments on humans, as well as of sterilizing prisoners. 

This portrait of Herta Oberheuser was taken when she was a defendant in the Medical Case Trial at Nuremberg.

Critical Thinking Questions

How were various professions involved in implementing Nazi policies and ideology? What lessons can be considered for contemporary professionals?

Investigate how some professional codes of conduct changed following the Holocaust.

Beyond the verdicts, what impact can trials have?


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Hedwig Wachenheimer Epstein
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