Karl Gebhardt

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Karl Gebhardt (1897-1948) was Gruppenfuhrer in the SS, who was tried for Holocaust-related war crimes in the Medical Case of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals. He was sentenced to death and later executed by hanging.

Gebhardt was personal physician to Heinrich Himmler, Chief Surgeon of the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police (Oberster Kliniker, Reichsarzt SS und Polizei) and President of the German Red Cross.

A boyhood friend of Himmler, he had been a Freikorps member.