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Martin Beutler was born in Merseburg in 1934, where his father, Gustav Beutler, had a tobacco business. Gustav Beutler was arrested on November 10, 1938, and sent to Buchenwald. The family traveled to Shanghai on the German ship "Usaramo" out of Hamburg in April 1939. In Shanghai Martin Beutler attended the Kadoorie School and lived in Chusan Road in Hongkew with his father. They both returned to Germany on the "Marine Lynx" in 1947 and lived in Leuna. Martin Beutler lives now in Berlin.