Ernst Robert Grawitz was born 08-06-1899 in Charlottenburg in the western part of Berlin, Germany. As Reichsarzt SS und Polizei (Reich Physician 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. Taubert survived the war and died age 65 on 13-02-1946 in Kiel. SS Obergruppenfuhrer Ernst-Robert Grawitz funded Nazi attempts to “eradicate the perverted world of the homosexual” and research into attempts to “cure” homosexuality.This involved experimentation on inmates in Nazi concentration camps. He was in charge of “enthusiastic” experiments on concentration camp inmates. Researchers both in and outside the SS wanted to exploit the “supply” of inmates held in the SS camps and use them like “human guinea pigs” for experiments. In order to do so, the interested parties had to apply to Grawitz, who then forwarded requests on the Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler who then gave final approval.
Towards the end of World War II in Europe, Grawitz was a physician in Adolf Hitler‘s (did you know) Führerbunker. When he heard that other officials were leaving Berlin in order to escape from advancing Soviet Red Army, Grawitz petitioned Hitler to allow him to leave Berlin; his request was denied. As the Soviet Army advanced on Berlin, SS SS Obergruppenführer Ernst-Robert Grawitz killed himself and his family with grenades at their house in Babelsberg, age 45, on 24-04-1945