Mrugowsky, Joachim.

Born 15.8.1905 in Rathenow/Havel. died 2.6.1948. Hygienist. Associate Professor, Medical Doctorate, Chief of Hygiene Institute of the Waffen-SS. Senior Hygienist at the Reich Physician SS, SS and Walfen SS Colonel Defendant in the Medical Trial. Mrugowsky was the son of a general practitioner killed in September 1914 of World War I. He passed his schoolleaving examinations in March 1923. at the Real Gymnazium Rathenow and began his studies of natural sciences and medicine in Halle in 1925. He completed these in 1930/31 with a medical doctorate and a doctorate of natural sciences. as well as passing his medica] board examinations. After a two-year internship, he became an assistant at the Hygiene Institute of the University of Halle. Mrugowsky finished his habilitation in the area of hygiene at the University of Berlin, in 1938, and in September 1944, was made an associate professor there. In 1930, Mrugowsky had been made the group leader of a local National Socialist German Students' Association. On 1.3.1930 he joined the NSDAP (No. 210,049) and in 1931, he joined the SS, where he achieved the rank of colonel in both the General SS and the Waffen SS. From 1933 to 1935 Mrugowsky belonged to Department 18 of the Security Service in Halle and, in November 1934, received the ranking of SS Second Lieutenant. In 1938, he was made a Colonel and promoted to the staff of the medical department of the SS Special Service Troops as well as the Medical Office of the Waffen SS. In 1940, Mrugowsky took part in the conquest of the Western European neighboring lands as the troop physician of an SS "Das Reich" Division hospital company. In 1941 he was appointed chief of the SS Operational Main Office Hygiene Institute of the Waffen SS and in 1943, Senior Hygienist and Office Chief III at the Reich Physician SS and Police With the exception of the aviation medicine experiments, Mrugowsky was implicated in all of the non-volunteer human experiments conducted on concentration camp prisoners and prosecuted at the Nuremberg Medical Trial. He was condemned to death in August 1947, and executed on June 2,1948.

(the above text comes from the book by Dörner, Klaus, The Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946/47:guide to the microfiche-edition , K.G. Saur, 2001)