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Miklos Nyiszli (1901–1956)

Miklós Nyiszli was born on 17 June 1901 in Szilágysomlyó (Simleu Silvaniei) in Transylvania, at the time in the Austro-Hungarian empire. He studied medicine, first in Cluj in 1920, then in Kiel between 1921 and 1924. In 1926 he enrolled at the medical faculty of the Silesian Friedrich Wilhelm University in Breslau, completing his degree in 1929. ... See full bio »


(age 54) in Oradea, Romania

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 2008 Sonderkommando Auschwitz-Birkenau (TV Movie documentary) (book "Journal d'un medecin deporte au crematorium d'Auschwitz")
 2001 The Grey Zone (based in part on "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account" - as Dr. Miklos Nyiszli)
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 2014 Criminal Doctors Auschwitz (Documentary)
 2008 Sonderkommando Auschwitz-Birkenau (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

"Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account". London: Penguin Classics. ISBN: 9780141392226 [with an introduction by Richard Evans]

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Dr. Miklos Nyiszli

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Dr. Mengele ordered all doctors to step forward; he then approached the new group, composed of some fifty doctors, and asked those who had studied in a German university, who had a thorough knowledge of pathology and practiced forensic medicine, to step forward. "Be very careful," he added. "You must be equal to the task; for if you're not..." and his menacing gesture left little to the ... See more »


Dr. Nyiszli's memoirs were first published as a book in March 1946 under the title "Dr Mengele boncolóorvosa voltam az Auschwitz-i krematóriumban" ("I was Dr Mengele's autopsy doctor at the Auschwitz crematorium") and in a serialised form in the Hungarian newspaper "Világ" ("The World"). Fragments from the 1946 Hungarian edition of the memoirs were first published in Jean-Paul Sartre's monthly ... See more »

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