Dr. med. Erwin Ding-Schuler
September 19, 1912|
|Died||August 11, 1945
|Academic advisors||Joachim Mrugowsky|
|Known for||Waffen SS surgeon at Buchenwald|
Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler (September 19, 1912 — August 11, 1945) was a German surgeon and an officer in the Waffen-SS who attained the rank of Sturmbannführer (Major). He is notable for having performed experiments on inmates of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Ding-Schuler joined the NSDAP in 1932 and the SS in 1936. In 1937 he received his degree and passed his second state exam in medicine. An author of scientific publications, in 1939 he became camp physician at Buchenwald and head of the division for spotted fever and viral research of the Waffen-SS Hygiene Institute in Weimar-Buchenwald. Until 1945 he conducted extensive medical experiments (on some 1,000 inmates, many of whom lost their lives) in Experimental Station Block 46, using various poisons as well as infective agents for spotted fever, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus, and cholera.
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