Dr Miklós Nyiszli

Dr Miklós Nyiszli

Sălaj, Romania
Death 5 May 1956 (aged 54)
Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 131769496 View Source
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Dr. Miklós Nyiszli was a Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Nyiszli, his wife, and young daughter, were transported to Auschwitz in June 1944. On arrival, Nyiszli volunteered himself as a doctor and was sent to work at number 12 barracks where he operated on and tried to help the ill with only the most basic medical supplies and tools.

He was under the supervision of Josef Mengele, an SS officer and physician. Mengele decided after observing Nyiszli's skills to move him to a specially built autopsy and operating theatre.

Dr. Nyiszli authored the book, "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account"

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