Editorial team of original Polish Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim (Medical Review – Auschwitz). Click to enlarge.

The original Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim (Medical Review – Auschwitz) was a collaborative work of over 450 authors. Below you will find only the authors of the articles translated into English and published on this website in open access format. Follow the link to read the Medical Review – Auschwitz journal in English—growing by the day.

The alphabetic list below is regularly updated as new articles are being published.

Authors of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim

Marianna Adam, nurse, Birkenau survivor (prisoner No. A-17169)

Jadwiga Apostoł-Staniszewska, 1913–1990, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor, No. 26273; survivor of Ravensbrück, Malchow, and Leipzig.

Grażyna Banach, MD, psychiatrist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy.

Józef Bellert, MD, 1887–1970, surgeon and Polish army officer in the rank of captain, soldier of the Polish Legions during World War I, combatant in the Polish defensive war of 1939 and in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Head of the insurgent hospital on Jaworzyńska 2 during the Warsaw Uprising, chief physician of the Polish Red Cross team handling the relief of Auschwitz survivors, organizer and head of the survivors’ hospital on the Auschwitz-Birkenau site after the camp’s liberation.

Stanisław Bayer (nom-de-guerre Leliwa, 1913–1991), graduated in 1938 from Centrum Wyszkolenia Sanitarnego (a sanitary training college). Served as a medical officer in Kresowa Brygada Kawalerii (Borderland Cavalry Battalion) during Poland’s defensive campaign against German aggression in September 1939. Worked in Ujazdowski Hospital under German occupation (1939–1944). Commanding officer and chief surgeon of the hospital at No. 61, ul. Wilcza during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. After the fall of the Uprising he was deported along with the serious casualties to Zeithein POW camp, Germany (source: Stanisław Bayer, Nie byłem Kolumbem, Warsaw: MON; 1977;

Tadeusz Bilikiewicz, MD, PhD, 1901-1980, psychiatrist, historian and philosopher of medicine, Professor of the Kraków Medical Academy, and Head of the Department and Clinic of Psychiatry at the Gdańsk Medical Academy.

Józef Bogusz, PhD, 1904–1993, Professor of Surgery, Head of the First Surgical Department, Kraków Medical Academy. Editor of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim. Doctor in the Polish army in 1939, member of the resistance movement during the Nazi occupation, and Head of the Warsaw Uprising Hospital.

Józef Bogusz (1904–1993)

Eugeniusz Brzezicki, MD, PhD, 1890–1974, psychiatrist and neurologist, Sachsenhausen survivor.

Mieczysława Chylińska, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor, camp No. 44658, Ravensbrück and Neustadt-Glewe survivor.

Małgorzata Dominik, MD, 1941–1979, psychiatrist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy.

Zenon Drohocki, MD, neurologist, prisoner doctor in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp (prisoner No. 169779).

Józef Falgowski, MA, historian, contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Bogumił Frankiewicz, survivor of Dachau (No. 13005), Mauthausen-Gusen I (No. 7504), and Gusen II (No. 46961).

Adolf Gawalewicz, 1916–1987, lawyer, writer, member of the Polish underground resistance movement, Auschwitz Birkenau survivor No. 9225, later confined in other concentration camps (Buchenwald, Mittelbau Dora, and Bergen Belsen).

Julian Gątarski, MD, 1922–1982, psychiatrist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy.

Alicja Glińska, 1924–1999, ethicist affiliated with the University of Silesia, author of a number of studies researching problems of morality in the context of Nazi German concentration camps. Contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Helena Grunt-Włodarska, born 1904, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor (prisoner No. 37625), awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta after the War for her contribution to the Polish underground resistance movement and civilian work. Arrested and sent to Auschwitz in 1943; in January 1945 she escaped from a camp evacuation transport.

Andrzej Jakubik, PhD, born 1938, psychiatrist and psychologist, Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw.

Maria Jezierska (nom-de-guerre Elżbieta), 1916–1994, member of anti-Nazi underground resistance in Poland during the Second World War, Auschwitz and Ravensbrück survivor, archivist the Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Poland and historian. Sources: and

Tadeusz Karolini, MD, PhD, 1907–1976, microbiologist, internist, pharmacologist, and epidemiologist, survivor of Dachau and Gusen (prisoner No. 6706).

Czeslaw Kempisty, MD, PhD, 1925–198, Polish underground resistance soldier during World War 2, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor (No. 16686), Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen survivor, public health, internal medicine, and geriatrics specialist.

Antoni Kępiński, Head of the Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy. Survivor of the Spanish concentration camp Miranda de Ebro.

Antoni Kępiński (1918–1972)

Stanisław Kłodziński, MD, 1918–1990, lung specialist, Department of Pneumology, Kraków Medical Academy, Co-editor of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, Auschwitz survivor (No. 20019). Wikipedia article in English.

Janusz Krzywicki, MD, PhD, dentist, university professor, president of the Polish Association of Stomatology (1958–1971), Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor No. 74593.

Stanisław Kłodziński (1918–1990)

Janina Kościuszkowa, MD, 1897–1974, Auschwitz‑Birkenau survivor, No. 36319, Flossenbürg survivor. Prisoner‑doctor in Montelupich prison (1943) and in Auschwitz-Birkenau (1943–1944). Witness in the Auschwitz trial (1947) and in the trial of Rudolf Höss (1946–1947).

Janina Kowalczykowa, MD, PhD, 1907–1970, anatomical pathologist, lectured on medicine in the Polish secret higher education system during the Second World War; held the Chair of Anatomical Pathology at the Kraków Medical Academy.

Zygmunt Kujawski (nom-de-guerre Brom; 1916–1996). Began his medical education in 1934, enrolling at Centrum Wyszkolenia Sanitarnego (a sanitary training college). Commanding officer of a sanitary train during the defence campaign of September 1939, and later in the war worked as a doctor in Ujazdów Hospital (Warsaw) in occupied Poland, while also studying Medicine at the secret undergraduate courses organised by the University of Warsaw. During the Warsaw Uprising organised medical and sanitary units in the districts of Wola, Czerniaków, Mokotów, the Old Town, and the City Centre. Sources:;

Maciej Lambert, MD, PhD, historian of medicine, internal medicine specialist, member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Association for the History of Medicine, and the Section of History of Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Physicians.

Stanisława Leszczyńska, 1896–1974, midwife. Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor. No. 41335. Read here biography here: Medical Review – Auschwiz: Stanisława Leszczyńska.

Zdzisława Leszczyńska, contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, member of Prof. Karol Jońca’s medical research team from the University of Wrocław which carried out the research on the Nazi German atrocities described in this article.

Elżbieta Leśniak, PhD, born 1939, psychologist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy, Centre for Crisis Intervention.

Roman Leśniak, MD, 1928–2003, psychiatrist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy. Member of the resistance movement during the Nazi German occupation of Poland.

Ella Lingens-Reiner, MD, JD, 1908–2002, Righteous Among the Nations (1980), survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau (prisoner No. 36088) and Dachau, witness in the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials (1964).

Antoni Makowski, MD, born 1910, Auschwitz‑Birkenau survivor (prisoner No. 131791), Buchenwald survivor.

Józef Markiewicz, MD, former prisoner doctor and survivor of a number of Nazi German concentration camps, including Buchenwald, Mauthausen, and Gusen (prisoner No. 22397), contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Jan Masłowski (1931–2015)

Jan Masłowski, MA, 1931–2015, linguist, historian, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy (em.). Co‑editor of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Jan Milczarek, PhD, 1926–2014, historian and archivist, contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, founder of the Sieradz Branch of the Polish State Archives.

Janez Milčinski, MD, JD, 1913–1993, Slovenian lawyer, doctor, forensic medicine and medical ethics expert. Head of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zagreb (1945–83) and of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana (1957–1983). Rector of the University of Ljubljana (1973–1976) and President of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1976–1992).

Roman Niewiarowicz, 1902–1972, actor, director, writer, officer, survivor of Gross-Rosen and Leitmeritz, camp number 18650.

Jan Stanisław Olbrycht, MD, PhD, 1886–1968, forensic pathologist, Jagiellonian University professor, survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau (prisoner No. 46688) and of Mauthausen (No. 118152). See the Wikipedia article in Enlgish.

Roman Olszyna, 1921–1999, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor, No. 7889; Gross–Rosen survivor, No. 2608; Flossenbürg survivor, No. 85410; Dachau survivor, No. 160125. Contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim and the creator of the largest and most accurate available list of Gross–Rosen prisoners.

Maria Orwid, PhD, 1930–2009, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Survivor of the Przemyśl ghetto.

Tadeusz Orzeszko, MD, born 1907, surgeon and member of the Polish underground resistance movement during World War 2, prisoner doctor in Auschwitz (prisoner number 131527) and Mauthausen-Gusen.

Andrzej Pankowicz, PhD, 1950–2011, professor of history at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, social activist, member of the Solidarity Trade Union and of the Polish Red Cross.

Zofia Pawłowska, prisoner nurse at Majdanek (Lublin) concentration camp from February to 10 August 1943, author of Na krawędzi, a book of memoirs published in 1946 containing detailed records of the camp hospital and the work of its prisoner doctors.

Stefania Perzanowska, MD, 1896–1974, participant of the Polish WW2 anti-Nazi resistance movement, survivor of Majdanek (camp No. 235), Auschwitz-Birkenau (No. 77368), and Ravensbrück (No. 107185), prisoner doctor and main organiser of the women’s camp hospital at the Majdanek concentration camp.

Wanda Półtawska, MD, born 1921, psychiatrist, Professor Emerita of the Chair of Psychiatry at the Kraków Medical Academy. Formerly Director of the Institute of the Theology of the Family at the Kraków Pontifical Academy of Theology. Ravensbrück survivor, No. 7709.

Wanda Półtawska

Teresa Prekerowa, PhD, 1921–1998, a Polish historian, wrote about the rescue of Jews by Poles during the Holocaust, honoured with the title of the Righteous Among the Nations in 1985.

Michał Przychodzki, MD, 1914–1999, orthopaedist and historian of medicine, KL Posen survivor.

Zdzisław Jan Ryn, PhD, 1938–2022, Professor of Psychiatry, Head of Department of Social Pathology – Chair of Psychiatry (em.), Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Vice-Dean of Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine 1981–1984. Ambassador of Poland to Chile and Bolivia (1991–1996) and Argentina (2007–2008). Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Physical Education (AWF) in Kraków. Co-editor of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, initiator of the contemporary Medical Review Auschwitz project.

Zdzisław Jan Ryn. Click to enlarge.

Józef Sarnecki, PhD, 1924–1998, psychologist, Health Centre for the Mother and Child, Kraków.

Bogdan Siniecki, physician, 1925–1993, contributor to Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Stanisław Sterkowicz, MD, PhD, 1923–2011, cardiologist and historian of medicine, Neuengamme survivor.

Romuald Sztaba, MD, 1913–2002, surgeon, paediatrician, military physician in the 1939 Polish defensive war, anti-Nazi underground resistance participant, prisoner doctor in Nazi German concentration camps, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Gross-Rosen, and Leitmeritz survivor, author of over 70 published scientific articles.

Father Konrad Szweda, 1912–1988, Catholic priest, engaged in the Polish resistance movement during the Second World War. Survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau.

Tadeusz Szymański, MD, 1917–2002 Auschwitz survivor (prisoner No. 11785), one of the founders and a longtime curator of the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

Adam Szymusik, MD, PhD, 1931–2000, Professor of Psychiatry, Head of Chair of Psychiatry, Head of the Department of Adult Psychiatry, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Former President of the Polish Psychiatric Association.

Aleksander Teutsch, MD, 1918–1980, psychiatrist, Chair of Psychiatry, Kraków Medical Academy.

Robert Waitz, MD, PhD, 1900–1978, haematologist, member of the French Resistance during the Second World War, prisoner doctor in Auschwitz-Birkenau (1943–1946, prisoner number 157261). After the was he became a professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg and was Head of the Internal Medicine Clinic of the Strasbourg Municipal Hospital.

Piotr Wesełucha, MD, PhD, 1921–1982, internist and psychiatrist, Department of Internal Medicine, Kraków Medical Academy. Survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau (No. 150107) and Mauthausen-Gusen (No. 3300/45081).

Zbigniew Wlazłowski, MD, 1916–1996, survivor of Buchenwald and Gusen (prisoner no. 49943), author of concentration camp history-related medical articles and memoirs.

Wacława Zastocka (1913–2002) served in the rank of captain in the office of the high command of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa), the main Polish underground resistance force, during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Sources:;

Witold Zegarski, MD, PhD, 1920–1999, internal medicine specialist, professor at the Gdańsk Medical Academy, Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg survivor (No. 21345).

Three of the many key creators of the original Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim (Medical Review – Auschwitz): Antoni Kępiński, Stanisław Kłodziński, and Jan Masłowski

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