Ludwig Stumpfegger

Ludwig Stumpfegger ( Munich , November of July of 1910 – Berlin , 2 of maypole of 1945 ) was a physician Nazi who reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Waffen SS German .

In 1930 he began studies in medicine at the University of Munich , which ended on 28 November of of 1935 and obtained his doctorate on November of August of 1937 .

Stumpfegger had entered the SS on June 2, 1933 with the number 83,668 and as a member of the NSDAP on May 1, 1935 with the number 3,616,119.

On 21 May 1940 he was appointed deputy to the SS Oberführer (General) Dr. Karl Gebhardt at the Hohenlychen clinic. From there he passed to the Ravensbruck women’s concentration camp together with Dr. Gebhardt, where he made scientific experiments with detainees.

He also performed experiments with transplants of bone and radiation with X – ray He was promoted to lieutenant colonel the 20 of April of 1943 .

From September 1942 to May 1943 Stumpfegger personally conducted experiments in Hohenlychen to transplant bones and regenerations, subsequently causing narcotic death to the prisoners used in the experiments.

The 19 of February of 1944 made a dissertation on this type of scientific experiences, for which he was congratulated by Dr. Sauerbruch. That same year was assigned to the Chancellery of the Reich by Heinrich Himmler , attending both Dr. Joseph Goebbels and Hitler .

The 20 of June of 1944 , the Reichsführer , Heinrich Himmler , gave him the Ring of Honor of the skull of the SS, which was granted for services rendered.

Stumpfegger was the one who narcotized and later poisoned the children of Joseph Goebbels in the bunker of Hitler, it was also that made the recognition of the corpses of Hitler and Eva Braun and the nature of its wounds.

He was in one of the groups that escaped from the bunker. There are two versions of the end of Stumpfegger: the first version that had prevailed is that at dawn of 2 of maypole of 1945 , between 1:30 and 2:30 am, committed suicide along with Martin Bormann near the bridge Weidendammer in Berlin , before the impossibility of being able to escape of the Russian encirclement . This was proven 27 years later.

The second version by Arthur Axmann is that both Stumpfegger and Bormann were rumpus in a Tiger tank by the Invalidenstrasse in the early morning of May 2 and the tank was struck by a howitzer and both Bormann and Stumpfegger were killed.

His body (1.90 m) was found in 1972 on the street mentioned and recognized by testing DNA year 1998 together with that of Bormann (1.68 m).


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