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An Auschwitz Doctor’s Eyewitness Account
Nyiszli, a Hungarian physician, ended up at Auschwitz in 1944 as Dr. Mengele’s assistant. After the war he wrote a book and several other writings describing what he claimed to have experienced. To this day some traditional historians take his accounts seriously, while others reject them as grotesque lies and exaggerations. This study presents and analyzes Nyiszli’s writings and skillfully separates truth from fabulous fabrication.
Books by Miklós Nyiszli
Born on June 17, 1901, in Szilágysomlyó, at that time part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchie, Nyiszli studied Medicine in Breslau, Germany, where he graduated in 1930 with a PhD in medicine. In June 1944, he was deported to Auschwitz, where he became active as an inmate physician under the supervision of Dr. Josef Mengele. After the war, he wrote a very influential book on his alleged experiences. He died on May 5, 1956 in Oradea, Romania.