Gregor Ebner, SS-Oberfuehrer, was Chief of the Main
Health Department of Lebensborn.
Ebner joined the NSDAP in 1930, and the SS shortly afterward. He was considered an expert on matters of "racial
hygiene," and became a special SS lecturer on "problems of
racial selection." A close friend of Heinrich
Himmler from their school days, Ebner was able to secure a position
in the RuSHA, the Office of Race and Resettlement in the Lebensborn
program, a system of houses for women of Aryan descent and SS men to
"breed" children. At the Steinhoering Lebensborn house, Ebner
presided over the birth of some three thousand illegitimate children
and performed reproduction experiments on women. As a physician, it
was Ebner's duty to determine which children from occupied territories
were suitable for "Germanization". Those that were deemed
suitable, often the children of Poles or Czechs, were kidnapped; those
that were not suitable were often deported to concentration
camps. Toward the end of the war, Ebner was captured. He was tried
for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and membership in a criminal
organization as one of the defendants in the "RuSHA
Case" in Nuremberg. He was acquitted of the first two charges,
and convicted on the the third, but was released, having already served
his time. He died in 1974, still convinced that Lebensborn was the salvation
of German blood.
Sources: Henry, Clarissa and Hillel, Marc. "Of Pure Blood".
McGraw Hill, c.1976; USHMM