29. This Evil Medical Professional Experimented on Prisoners, Including Hundreds of Catholic Priests
German Doctor Friedrich “Fritz” Hoffmann was a scientist and chemist who worked for the Lufftwaffe’s Technical Research Institute from the 1930s until the end of World War II. During the war, Hoffmann was based in Frankfurt and Berlin, but conducted many of his experiments in Dachau concentration camp, whose inmates were used as unwilling human subjects for his medical atrocities. As part of his research, Hoffmann was wont to conduct poisonous chemical experiments on human guinea pigs, selected from concentration camp inmates.
Dr. Hoffmann was a large and gregarious man who spoke English fairly well. He claimed after the war that he had been opposed to the Nazis, but there is slim evidence to support that. However, his gregariousness, ability to ingratiate himself with the victorious Allies, and willingness to turn on his former colleagues to save himself, served him well. Hoffmann was saved from accountability after the war when he was selected for Operation Paperclip, a secret program that imported Nazi scientists, engineers, and other professionals, and relocated to the US.