Program

Pre-conference visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

19 September 2022 (Monday)

A special guided tour—including places not available to the public.
The number of places is limited.

Conference

20 September 2022 (Tuesday)

The Helena Modrzejewska Stary Theatre in Kraków 
Jagiellońska 1, 31-110 Kraków
See on map

9:00-9:30

Welcome address

9:30-10:00

Medical Review Auschwitz: a documentary

10:00-10:20

Stanisław Kłodziński: Auschwitz prisoner, physician, and social activist, co-editor of Medical Review – Auschwitz*

Teresa Wontor-Cichy

State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim, Poland

10:20-10:40

The Jewish medical institutions and their activities in Krakow during the Holocaust*

Dr. Agnieszka Zajączkowska-Drożdż

Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

10:40-11:00

The ethical challenges of Jewish physicians in the ghettoes during the Holocaust and their present-day relevance

Dr. Miriam Offer

Western Galilee College, Akko, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

11:00-11:20

Brains from German-occupied Poland. How German neuropathologists collected brains from the Czyste and other Jewish hospitals in 1940

Prof. Paul Weindling

Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

11:20-11:50

Refreshment break

11:50-12:10

The effectiveness of Carl Clauberg's forced sterilizations. New findings from little-noticed original documents on the human experiments in Block 10 at Auschwitz

Prof. Hans-Joachim Lang

Universität Tübingen, Germany

12:10-12:30

Prosecuting evil: the case of Carl Clauberg. The mindset of a perpetrator and the reluctance of the judiciary in Germany, 1955-1957

Prof. Knut Ruyter

University of Oslo, Norway

12:30-12:50

The field office of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of Science (currently Max Planck Society) in KL Auschwitz-Birkenau*

Prof. Bogdan Musiał

Poland

12:50-13:10

What can be learned from the Holocaust survivors’ adaptation to hunger and the long term effects of anorexia/bulimia on the cardiovascular system

Prof. Jacques Barth

Department of Cardiology of the Jeremiasz Research Foundation in Haarlem, Netherlands

13:10-13:30

The role of psychiatry during the Holocaust: Perpetrators and redemption

Prof. Susan Miller

Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA

13:30-13:50

The Sino-Japanese War in which Dr Mitsuo Kaneda served: The collapse of Japanese military ethics and the medical crimes of Unit 731

Dr. Giichiro Ohno

Hokkaido Prefectural Teuri Clinic, Japan

13:50-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-14:50

What are the basic historical facts that every medical student should know about the history of health professional involvement in the Holocaust

Prof. Matthew Wynia

University of Colorado, USA

14:50-15:10

Holocaust: Lessons for medicine. Our experience of teaching medicine and the Holocaust for the last 10 years

Prof. Esteban González-López

Prof. Rosa Ríos-Cortés

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

15:10-15:30

Can art exist without a soul?

Prof. Karol Gąsienica Szostak

State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy Sącz, Poland

15:30-17:00

Panel discussion

17:00

Dinner

19:00

Piano concert by Jakub Kuszlik, a laureate of the International Chopin Piano Competition (2021)

* Lecture in Polish translated simultaneously into English.

Workshops

21 September 2022 (Wednesday)

Collegium Novodvorscianum
ul. Św. Anny 12, 33-332 Kraków
See on map

9:30–11:00

Ideological and legal bases of the Nazi eugenics

Dr. Katarzyna du Vall

Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

11:15–12:45

What should be the core learning objectives for health sciences students learning about medical involvement in the Holocaust?

Prof. Matthew Wynia

University of Colorado, USA

13:00–14:30

How our personal beliefs have the potential to create moral harm

Prof. Susan Miller

Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA

The language of all the workshops is English only.

A public task funded in 2020–2022 within the DIALOG Program of the Ministry of Education and Science.

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FINANCED WITH THE STATE FUNDS OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
“DIALOG” program of the Ministry of Education and Science
“Medical Review Auschwitz — medicine in the Nazi German concentration camps”
Value of funding: 789,400 PLN
Total funding amount: 789,400 PLN

SFINANSOWANO ZE ŚRODKÓW BUDŻETU PAŃSTWA
Program „Dialog” Ministerstwa Edukacji i Nauki
Zadanie: „Medical Review Auschwitz - medycyna w niemieckich nazistowskich obozach koncentracyjnych”
Finansowanie: 789 400 zł
Całkowita wartość zadania: 789 400 zł

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