DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1057
Crime Category: NS-Gewaltverbrechen in Haftstätten
Accused:
Heißmeyer, Dr.med. Kurt Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Magdeburg 660630
Country where the crime was committed: FRG
Crime Location: HS KL Neuengamme
Crime Date: 4406-4503
Victims: Prisoners, Jews
Nationality: German, French, Polish, Soviet
Agency: SS Hospital Hohenlychen
Subject of the proceeding: Performance of medical experiments on at least 52 prisoners, among them 20 children, by infecting them with tuberculosis bacilli which led to the death of a number of them. Other prisoners were executed and their bodies were subsequently dissected. The children selected for these experiments were killed by the SS in April 1945 in the school at the Bullenhuser Damm in Hamburg, together with their guardians

Published in DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen vol. II

 

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