Medical Review Auschwitz project is intended as a platform for international academic discussion on the medical aspects and consequences of the Nazi German persecution in the concentration camps, including the history of physicians’ involvement in the Holocaust on the one hand, and on the other the heroic stances of prisoner doctors and other medical practitioners interned in the camps who acted in defiance of the machine of genocide.
Another aim is sparking off a meaningful discussion on the implications of the wartime medical crimes for present-day bioethics and medical practice.
The two main components of the project are the growing open-access English version of the Polish scientific journal Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim (Medical Review – Auschwitz) and the annual academic conference intended as a direct opportunity for conversation between specialists in the field as well as for education of medical and medicine-related professionals and students.
Watch the film about the Medical Review Auschwitz project
The film shows the genesis of the Medical Review Auschwitz project, its ties to the original journal Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, whose tradition it continues, and shows the present, behind-the-scenes state of the project and all the experts and professionals engaged in making it a reality.