Dr. Karl Franz Gebhardt, Chief Surgeon in the Staff of the Reich Physician SS and Police, and personal physician to Heinrich Himmler, was the main coordinator of a series of surgical experiments performed on inmates of the concentration camps at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz. After the war he was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was hanged on 2 June 1948, aged 50.
The novel Frankenstein is written in epistolary form, documenting a correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton is a failed writer who sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame. During the voyage the crew spots a dog sled mastered by a gigantic figure. A few hours later, the crew rescues a nearly frozen and emaciated man named Victor Frankenstein.