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Heinz Lord

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Heinz Lord (March 21, 1917 – February 4, 1961) was a German-American surgeon. A survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, Lord was elected Secretary-General of the World Medical Association shortly before his death in 1961. Lord, a Peruvian citizen of Swiss and German descent, was born in Germany, grew up in Hamburg and studied in Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg, receiving his first degree at the University of Hamburg in 1942. He was involved in the Swing Kids subculture, persecuted by Nazi authorities. For his poorly disguised anti-Nazi sentiments and for his contacts with a British Secret Service agent, Lord was arrested in 1943 and interned at Neuengamme concentration camp, a "correctional" institution set up according to Robert Ritter' theory of race hygiene. In April 1945, as the Allies invaded Hamburg, Dr. Lord and thousands of other prisoners were herded by the Nazis onto several cruise ships (inclu
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