Ernst-Robert Grawitz

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Ernst-Robert Grawitz
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Born (1899-06-08)8 June 1899
Charlottenburg
Died 24 April 1945(1945-04-24) (aged 45)
Potsdam-Babelsberg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Red Cross.svg German Red Cross
Rank SS-Obergruppenführer Collar Rank.svg SS-Obergruppenführer
Battles/wars

World War II

World War I

Ernst-Robert Grawitz (8 June 1899 – 24 April 1945) was a German physician (and an SS Reichsarzt) in Nazi Germany during World War II. He was born in Charlottenburg and died in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

Early life and career[edit]

Grawitz was born in Charlottenburg, in the western part of Berlin, Germany. As Reichsarzt SS and Polizei (Reichsphysician SS and Police). Grawitz was also head of the German Red Cross. His wife, Ilse, was the daughter of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Siegfried Taubert.

Towards the end of World War II in Europe, Grawitz was a physician in Adolf Hitler's Führerbunker. When he heard that other officials were leaving Berlin in order to escape from advancing Soviet armies, Grawitz petitioned Hitler to allow him to leave; his request was denied.

Death[edit]

As the Soviets approached, a grenade exploded in Grawitz's house in Babelsberg, killing him, his wife and his children. It has been assumed that the grenade was activated by Grawitz himself. The event was depicted in the 2004 film Der Untergang ("Downfall"), in which Grawitz was portrayed by Christian Hoening.

Decorations[edit]

  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Silver

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