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Dr. Karl Brandt

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Karl Brandt

Karl Brandt was born in Muhlhausen, Alsace in 1904 and became a medical doctor in 1928. He joined the NSDAP in 1932. In 1934 he was appointed as Hitler's personal physician and continued to rise in rank after that period.

Brandt was appointed Reich Commissioner for Sanitation and Health in 1944. It is the highest Reich authority on health, as he was authorized to issue instructions to the medical organizations of the government, party, and armed forces.

On April 16, 1945, Brandt was arrested by the Gestapo and condemned to death in the Doctors trial. He was found guilty of war crimes and was executed in 1948.