During the war, Dr Herta Oberheuser performed some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments, focusing on deliberately inflicting wounds on the subjects. In order to simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war. She rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers of glass, dirt, or sawdust into the wounds. Sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Nuremberg Medical Trial.
This magnificent home was demolished in 1927 and today the site is occupied by the Bergdorf Goodman department store. The only remnant of the mansion are its magnificent gates, which today provide the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens at 104th and Fifth.