Authors

Introduction


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

The original Medical Review – Auschwitz (Polish Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim) 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 Medical Review – Auschwitz

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, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków.

Józef Bellert, MD, 1887–1970, surgeon and Polish army officer in the rank of captain, member of Polish Legions in World War I, participant of the Polish defensive war of 1939 and Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Head of the insurgent hospital in Jaworzyńska 2 during the Warsaw Uprising, Polish Red Cross chief physician and the organizer and head of the hospital for the former Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners at the site of the camp.

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; www.1944.pl).

Tadeusz Bilikiewicz, MD, PhD, 1901–1980, psychiatrist, historian and philosopher of medicine, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Burghölzli, Zurich. Head of the Department and Clinic of Psychiatry, the Medical University of Gdańsk.


Józef Bogusz (1904–1993)

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

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

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

Małgorzata Dominik, MD, 1941–1979, psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków.

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


Józef Falgowski, MA, historian, one of the contributing authors of Medical Review – Auschwitz.

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

Adolf Gawalewicz, 1916–1987, jurist, writer, member of the Polish underground, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor (prisoner no. 9225), later also interned in KL Buchenwald, KL Mittelbau-Dora, KL Bergen-Belsen.

Julian Gątarski, MD, 1922–1982, psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków.

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. One of the contributing authors of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.

Helena Grunt-Włodarska, born 1904, Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoner (prisoner no. 37625), after the war awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta for her merits in the underground resistance movement and civil work. Arrested and interned in 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 WW2 Poland, Auschwitz and Ravensrück survivor, archivist the Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Poland and historian. Sources: kpbc.ukw.edu.pl/ and auschwitz.org.

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

Czesław Kempisty, MD, PhD, 1925–1987, Gray Ranks conspirator during WW2, Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor (prisoner no. 16686), Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen survivor, public health, internal medicine, and geriatrics specialist.


Antoni Kępiński (1918–1972)

Antoni Kępiński, PhD, 1918–1972, Professor of Psychiatry, Head of Chair of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków. Former prisoner in the Miranda de Ebro concentration camp (Spain).


Stanisław Kłodziński (1918–1995)

Stanisław Kłodziński, MD, 1918–1995, lung specialist, Department of Pneumology, Academy of Medicine in Kraków. Co-editor of Medical Review – Auschwitz. Former prisoner of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp (prisoner no. 20019).

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, lecturer for the Polish underground medical education during WW2, prisoner doctor in Auschwitz, director of the Chair of Pathomorphology at the Jagiellonian University Medical College.

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: www.1944.pl; www.lekarzepowstania.pl.

Maciej Lambert, MD, PhD, historian of medicine, internal medicine specialist, member of American College of Physicians (ACP), 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. Former prisoner of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp (prisoner no. 41335). Fuller biography available here: Medical Review – Auschwiz: Stanisława Leszczyńska.

Elżbieta Leśniak, PhD, born 1939, psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków, Centre for Crisis Intervention.

Roman Leśniak, MD, 1928–2003, psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków. Member of the resistance movement during the Nazi occupation.

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), one of contributing authors of Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim.


Jan Masłowski (1931–2015)

Jan Masłowski, MA, 1931–2015, philologist, historian, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków (em.). Co-editor of Medical Review – Auschwitz.

Jan Milczarek, PhD, 1926–2014, historian and archivist, one of the contributing authors of Medical Review – Auschwitz, creator of the Sieradz Branch of 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. One of contributing authors of Medical Review – Auschwitz 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 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Former prisoner of the Przemyśl ghetto.

Tadeusz Orzeszko, MD, born 1907, surgeon and underground conspirator during WW2, 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 Independent Self-Governing Trade Union “Solidarity” and of the Polish Red Cross.

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

Wanda Półtawska, MD, born 1921, psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków (em.). Director of Institute of Family Theology, Pontifical Academy of Theology, Kraków. Former prisoner of the Ravensbrück concentration camp (prisoner no. 7709).

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

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


Zdzisław Jan Ryn. Click to enlarge.

Zdzisław Jan Ryn, PhD, born 1938, 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 Medical Review – Auschwitz.

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

Bogdan Siniecki, doctor of medicine, 1925–1993, one of the contributing authors of Przeglad Lekasrki – Oswiecim (Medical Review – Auschwitz).

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.

Konrad Szweda, 1912–1988, Catholic priest, engaged in the Polish anti-Nazi resistance movement in the WW2. Interned for his conspiratory activities, he survived the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps.

Tadeusz Szymański, MD, 1917–2002 Auschwitz survivor (prisoner no. 11785), one of the founders and a longtime curator of the Memorial and Museum at the site of the former Auschwitz‑Birkenau death camp.

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, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków.

Robert Waitz, MD, PhD, 1900–1978, haematologist, member of the French Resistance during the WW2, 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 Hospital.

Piotr Wesełucha, PhD, 1921–1982, internist and psychiatrist, Department of Internal Medicine, Academy of Medicine in Kraków. Former prisoner 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: www.1944.pl; krakowianie1939-56.mhk.pl.

Witold Zegarski, MD, PhD, 1920–1999, internal medicine specialist, professor at the Medical University of Gdańsk, Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg survivor (prisoner number 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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