KIEL (Aug. 11)
“Professor” Carl Clauberg, Nazi medical fiend who performed painful sterilization experiments on thousands of Jewish women inmates at Auschwitz concentration camp, died of a stroke Friday in a local hospital here without having faced trial for his crimes.
Originally a small town gynecologist, he prevailed upon S. S. Chief Heinrich Himmler to put Jewish women at his disposal as guinea pigs for mass testing of quick-acting methods of sterilization suitable for application by Nazi Germany to all women of “hostile nations. ” He was arrested in November 1955 when, following his release from a Soviet prisoner-of-war camp, he sought publicity with boasts about the “scientific merit” of his experiments.
Partly on the basis of depositions taken from his victims by judges in Israeli courts and forwarded here, he was indicted for aggravated physical assault in 170 specified cases and for “inflicting physical injury of such nature that death ensued as a consequence, ” No date had been set for his trial