Erwin Ding-Schuler

Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler (19 September 1912 – 11 August 1945) was a German surgeon and an officer of the Waffen-SS , with the rank of Sturmbannführer (Mayor). He became famous for having conducted experiments with prisoners in the Buchenwald concentration camp .

He joined the NSDAP in 1932 and the SS in 1936. 1 In 1937 he received his degree and passed his second state medical examination. Author of scientific publications, in 1939 he became the physician of the Buchenwald concentration camp and head of the division to investigate mottled and viral fever of the Institute of Hygiene of the Waffen-SS in Weimar-Buchenwald. Until 1945, he carried out extensive medical experiments (in more than 1,000 prisoners, many of them killed) in Experiment Station Block 46, using various poisons as well as infectious agents such as spotted fever, yellow fever , smallpox , typhus , And cholera. 2

Erwin Ding-Schuler was arrested by US troops on April 25, 1945 and committed suicide on August 11, 1945. 2 3 4 5


  1. Back to top↑ Steiner, John Michael (1976). Power Politics and Social Change in National Socialist Germany: A Process of Escalation into Mass Destruction . Walter de Gruyter. P. 213. ISBN  0391005251 .
  2. ↑ Jump to:a b Zenter, Christian and Bedürftig, Friedemann (1991). Encyclopedia of the Third Reich , p. 199. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-02-897502-2
  3. Back to top↑ Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich. 2007, p. 111.
  4. Back to top↑ Eugen Kogon : Der SS-Staat. Das System der deutschen Konzentrationslager. 1974, p. 320.
  5. Back to top↑ Eugen Kogon, The Theory and Practice of Hell (1998) p. 265.