Aribert Heim was an Austrian physician and Nazi war criminal who was responsible for numerous atrocities committed during World War II. He was born on June 28, 1914 in Radkersburg, Austria-Hungary (now Austria), and grew up in a family with strong anti-Semitic beliefs. After graduating from medical school in 1938, Heim joined the National Socialist German Students' Union and quickly became involved in Nazi activities.
In 1940, Heim was drafted into the Wehrmacht and served as a doctor in various military units. In 1941, he was transferred to the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria, where he became one of the most cruel and sadistic doctors to work there.
During his time in Mauthausen-Gusen, Heim conducted brutal experiments on prisoners. His cruelty was unprecedented and the methods he used were terrifying. He had a reputation as the "Doctor of Death" due to his sadistic behavior and penchant for torturing prisoners.
Heim's most notorious crimes took place in the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941-1942. As a camp doctor, he conducted medical experiments on prisoners, which included, among others, brutal operations without anesthesia, the removal of internal organs without authorization, and the murder of prisoners by injection of toxins. His victims were mainly Jewish prisoners, but also other groups of prisoners, such as Roma and homosexuals.
It is estimated that at least 200 prisoners died as a result of his experiments and torture.
After the end of the war, Heim evaded capture by the Allies and managed to hide. For many years he remained a wanted war criminal. In 1962, he was officially charged by the Austrian authorities, but had already fled to Egypt and then to other countries such as Syria and Chile. Over the following years, it was suspected that he was hiding in various countries, including Argentina and Spain.
However, it was not confirmed until 2008 that Heim died on March 10, 1992 in Egypt, where he was hiding as a publisher and converted to Islam. Heim escaped justice for his crimes and died before being prosecuted.
The story of Aribert Heim is one of the worst crimes committed by Nazi war criminals during World War II. His actions are a reminder of the need for remembrance and justice in the face of crimes against humanity.
There was also a book written about him : "Doctor Death Aribert Heim Beast and degenerate " by Kulish Nicholas, Mekhennet Souad
The most wanted Nazi criminal, SS officer Albert Heim in the never-before-seen story of his secret life in Egypt, told by New York Times reporters.
Dr. Aribert Heim worked in the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941, but he left behind a harrowing memory. According to the testimonies of the survivors, Heim performed euthanasia by injecting deadly substances directly into the hearts of patients, wanting to check which of the poisons was the cheapest and fastest to use. For experimental purposes, he performed operations on healthy people. He is remembered as one of the cruelest SS doctors in this camp. However, in the post-war chaos, thanks to gaps in documentation and his own cleverness, Heim was able to escape his dark past and rise again as a trustworthy doctor. The story could have ended there, but there were Germans who did not want war criminals to go unpunished, and among them was the investigator Alfred Aedtner, who spent several decades tracking down the criminal. The fate of Heim and Aedtner is shown against the backdrop of the fate of other hiding Nazis and their famous trackers, such as Simon Wiesenthal. Thanks to the pursuit of Heim, the German approach to settling accounts with the sins of the past and the desire for justice at all costs developed.
The book is an excellent historical discovery that explains the accounting for the crimes of the Holocaust. - the above description is from the publisher
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