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Oberheuser, Herta

Date of birth:
May 15th, 1911 (Cologne, German Empire)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1978 (Linz am Rhein, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Heta Oberheuser was an SS doctor who served in KZ Ravensbrück between 1940 and 1943. Oberheuser was the only woman present in the box of the defendants of the trial of the doctors in Nuremberg . She was sentenced to twenty years in prison.

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  • - Weindling, P., Nazi Medicine and the Nuremberg Trials : From Medical War Crimes to Informed Consent (2004), p. 496