Lot 1007

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(1897 - 1948) Personal physician to Himmler and president of the German Red Cross. Conducted bone and muscle experiments on prisoners at Ravensbruck. Convicted of crimes against humanity and executed. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Hohenlychen-Mark, Dec. 24, 1940 to a lady. Writing from the group of medical facilities which he directed and where he entertained Nazi bigwigs, Gebhardt expresses his notes: "...As chief doctor of the sanitorium and in the name of the employees we wish you all the best for Christmas and the new year to you and the Reichsminister...". A note in another hand indicates that lilacs had been sent. Likely sent to Ilse Hess, wife of Rudolf Hess. File holes at margin, else very good.

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March 18, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
Elkton, MD, US

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