The Nazi Bluebeard
"I know nothing whatever of experiments"
In June 1948, several former Nazis functionaries were executed by the Americans at Landsberg Prison for crimes against humanity. Each of these seven men were hung by the neck until dead, after having been found guilty of committing some of the worst crimes during the Second World War. Each had been an educated German, not merely SS guards, most were trained medical doctors who had taken an oath to preserve life. One of these men however, Wolfram Sievers, was not a doctor, but had become intimately involved with some of the worst medical crimes committed in the pursuit of Nazi racial theory.
Sievers had been appointed as head of a Nazi organization known as the Ahnenerbe, a pseudo-scientific research group that was founded by SS leader Heinrich Himmler, who held a deep-rooted fascination for the Occult and Mysticism. But the Ahnenerbe under Sievers direction would become involved in more than just academia. A sub-department established for ‘Military Scientific Research’ used concentration camp inmates as human test subjects by murderous SS doctors who conducted these barbaric medical experiments in the name of science.