Authors

The original Medical Review – Auschwitz was a collaborative work of over 450 authors. Below you will find the names and bionotes of all those whose articles have been translated into English and made available on this website so far. The list is expanded as new articles are published.

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

Grażyna Banach, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Academy of Medicine in Kraków.

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, MD, 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. Wikipedia article in Polish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian

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

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, No. 9225, later also interned in KL Buchenwald, KL Mittelbau‑Dora, KL Bergen‑Belsen. Wikipedia article in English

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

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

Antoni Kępiński, MD, 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). Wikipedia article in English

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 No. 20019. Wikipedia article in English

Janina Kościuszkowa, MD, 1897–1974, Auschwitz‑ 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).

Stanisława Leszczyńska, 1896–1974, midwife. Former prisoner of the Auschwitz‑Birkenau concentration camp No. 41335. Wikipedia article in English

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.

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

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

Maria Orwid, MD, 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. Wikipedia article in English

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

Wanda Półtawska, MD, PhD, 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 No. 7709. Wikipedia article in English

Zdzisław Jan Ryn, MD, 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.

Romuald Sztaba, MD, PhD, 1913–2002, surgeon, pediatrician, soldier, prisoner doctor in the Majdanek concentration camp and Auschwitz‑Birkenau (prisoner no. 10997), Gross‑;Rosen (prisoner no. 29235) and Leitmeritz survivor. Participant of the 1939 defensive war in Poland, professor at the Medical University of Gdańsk (since 1971), Head of the Children Surgery Clinic in Gdańsk (1955–1983). Awarded with a number of Polish state orders, including the Order of Polonia Restitutia, the Gold Cross of Merit, and the Auschwitz Cross.

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.

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

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