German Authorities Order Nazi Physician to Stop Practicing Medicine
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German Authorities Order Nazi Physician to Stop Practicing Medicine

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West German authorities today ordered Dr. Herta Oberhauser, 49-year-old physician convicted of war crimes against women imprisoned during the war at the Ravensbrueck concentration camp, to stop practicing medicine, although she is still appealing a court order barring her from further medical practice.

Dr. Oberhauser had been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment as a war criminal by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal in 1947, but was released after serving only five years. She resumed her practice. Two weeks ago, a court in Hamburg ruled that she is barred from practice because of her war crimes. Her attorneys are appealing to a higher court. Meanwhile, however, she has been ordered to stop her practice.

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