Helmut Poppendik ( January 6, 1902 - January 11, 1994 ) - Nazi doctor, chief of the personal headquarters of the Imperial SS doctor and Reich police. Oberfuhrer SS (September 1, 1944). 
Helmut Poppendik, Nuremberg
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1902|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of death||January 11, 1994 (92 years old)|
|A place of death|
|Scientific field||the medicine|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Nuremberg trials
- 3 See also
- 4 notes
- 5 Links
Born in the city of Hood , Lower Saxony . In 1919 he graduated from the Higher Real School in Oldenburg . From 1919 to 1926 he studied medicine at the universities of Göttingen , Munich and Berlin . February 1, 1928 received a doctor’s license. Then, for 4 years, he worked as an assistant doctor at the Charite Berlin Clinic. In 1932 he received medical certification as a general practitioner. After working for several months as an ambulance doctor, from June 1933 to October 1934 he worked as deputy chief physician of the hospital named after Rudolf Virchow in the Berlin district of Wedding .
From March 1, 1932 in the NSDAP (No. 998607) and from July 1 - in the SS (No. 36345),  he was promoted to SS Oberführer.
In 1935 , after a year of training at the University of Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics, he became a specialist in racial hygiene. After that, he was appointed to the Imperial Ministry of the Interior as adjutant Arthur Guett . In addition, under the leadership of Guett, he was the chief of his headquarters in the Office of Population and Inheritance Health of the Personal Headquarters of the Reichsfuhrer SS . Since 1937 - head of the department of medicine and chief of staff of the Directorate for Genealogy of the Main Directorate of the SS for race and settlement .
On August 1, 1939 he was transferred to the service of the Imperial Physician of the SS and the police.
At the beginning of World War II he was drafted into the army as an adjutant to the head of the Wehrmacht's medical department , and took part in the German campaign in France , Belgium and the Netherlands . [four]
In January 1941, he was released from military service, and then led the scientific service of the Imperial SS doctor and police.  In November 1941 he was transferred to the SS troops . From March 1943 until the end of the war he was the chief of the personal headquarters of the Imperial SS doctor and police Ernst-Robert Gravitz . He participated in medical experiments on prisoners at the Ravensbrück concentration camp .
In 1946, he appeared before the Nuremberg Tribunal in the case of doctors. For war crimes, crimes against humanity and participation in a criminal organization ( SS ) was sentenced to 10 years in prison, released in February 1951 . After his release from Landsberg prison on February 1, 1951, he worked as a therapist in Oldenburg. He died on January 11, 1994 in Oldenburg.
- T-4 euthanasia program
- Nuremberg trials
- Subsequent Nuremberg Trials
- German National Library , Berlin State Library , Bavarian State Library , etc. Record # 103510752X // General Normative Control (GND)
- Dws-xip.pl, “ Numery członków SS od 36,000 do 36,999 ”
- Nuremberg trials project. " Medical Case Transcript December 10, 1946 Archived April 27, 2016 on the Wayback Machine "
- Der Nürnberger Ärzteprozeß 1946/47. Erschließungsband zur Mikrofiche-Edition
- Ernst Klee, Personenlexikon , S. 470, states that Poppendik has been the head of the health service at the SS General Directorate for Race and Settlement since 1941.
- Alexander Mitscherlich, Fred Mielke (Hrsg.): Medizin ohne Menschlichkeit. Dokumente des Nürnberger Ärzteprozesses. Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 3-596-22003-3 ,
- Angelika Ebbinghaus: Blicke auf den Nürnberger Ärzteprozeß. In: Dörner, Ärzteprozeß, (Erschließungsband),
- Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich - Wer war was vor und nach 1945. Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8 ,