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Irmfried Eberl

SS Obersturmführer (1st lieutenant) Irmfried Eberl (Born in Bregenz on September 8, 1910 - February 16, 1948), served as the first commandant of Treblinka.

A 1933 graduate of the medical program at Innsbruck University, Eberl gained his doctorate a year later.

A doctor and firm supporter of the T-4 Euthanasia Program, Eberl spent two years helping implement the program in Brandenburg and Bernburg, before being transferred to command of Treblinka in July 1942, until he was dismissed two months later for incompetence and replaced by Franz Stangl. In 1944 he joined the Wehrmacht for the duration of the war.

After the war, Eberl found himself a widower following his second wife's death, and continued to practise medicine in Blaubeuren until he was arrested in January 1948, and hanged himself the following month to avoid trial.

Eberl was one of two subjects of the 1998 film Healing by Killing, the other subject being Carl Clauberg

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