Karl Gebhardt

Karl Franz Gebhardt (1897 - 1948)

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Karl Franz Gebhardt
Born in Haag in Oberbayern, Bavaria, German Empiremap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Landsberg Prison, Landsberg am Lech, Germanymap
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Karl Franz Gebhardt was a German medical doctor and a war criminal during World War II. He served as Medical Superintendent of the Hohenlychen Sanatorium, Consulting Surgeon of the Waffen-SS, Chief Surgeon in the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police, and personal physician to Heinrich Himmler.

Gebhardt was the main coordinator of a series of surgical experiments performed on inmates of the concentration camps at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz.

He was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to death on 20 August 1947. He was hanged on 2 June 1948, in Landsberg Prison in Bavaria.


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