Wilhelm Beiglböck

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Wilhelm Beiglböck
Wilhelm Beiglboeck KZ-Arzt.jpg
Mug shot of Wilhelm Beiglböck
Born 10 October 1905 (1905-10-10)
Hochneukirchen, Lower Austria
Died November 22, 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 58)
Buxtehude, Lower Saxony, Germany
Occupation Medical doctor
Criminal penalty 15 years imprisonment, later commuted.
Conviction(s) Crimes against humanity at Dachau concentration camp.
Wilhelm Beiglböck pleading "not guilty" at the Doctors' Trial.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Franz Josef Beiglböck (born October 10, 1905 in Hochneukirchen, Lower Austria, Austria – November 22, 1963 in Buxtehude, Lower Saxony, Germany) was an internist and held the title of Consulting Physician to the German Luftwaffe during World War II.

He was a member of the NSDAP and member of the SA (SA Obersturmbannführer). He performed medical tests involving seawater on inmates at Dachau concentration camp.

Beiglboeck was a defendant in the Nuremberg Doctor's Trial. He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. His sentence was commuted to 10 years and from 1952 - 1963 he served as the chief physician at Hospital of Buxtehude.

See also


  • Alexander Mitscherlich / Fred Mielke: Medizin ohne Menschlichkeit - Dokumente des Nürnberger Ärzteprozesses, Lamberg und Schneider, Heidelberg 1949, ISBN 3-596-22003-3.
  • Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich - Wer war was vor und nach 1945. Fischer, Frankfurt a.M. 2003, ISBN 3-10-039309-0.
  • François Bayle: Croix gammée contre caducée. Les expériences humaines en Allemagne pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale. Neustadt 1950.