Ferdinand Sauerbruch (Sauerbruch)( One of the most famous German surgeons during the Third Reich.)
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Sauerbruch, Ferdinand (Sauerbruch), (1875-1951), one of the most famous German surgeons during the Third Reich. Born July 3, 1875 in Barmen. Graduating as a doctor, made an unprecedented career for a young man: he was appointed chief military surgeon in the Army with the rank of lieutenant general and director of the hospital in Berlin. At the end of 1933 was made, along with 960 other professors of the country in support of the Nazi regime. A physician of President Paul von Hindenburg, as well as many high-ranking Nazi leaders. In 1940, removed a tumor of the larynx Hitler. Sauerbruch was trying to save a mortally wounded in an attack Reinhard Heydrich. In April 1943, saved the life of Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, was gravely wounded in North. Africa, in which he lost an eye, right arm and injured his leg. Later Sauerbruch disillusioned with Nazism and joined the resistance movement. He had been under surveillance by the Gestapo, but was not arrested. After 2-nd World War, Sauerbruch, despite the fact that the process of denazification was held, was deprived of vostochnogermanskim government, all ranks and positions. He died in Berlin on July 2, 1951.