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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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In the months of May, June and July an average of 3-4 Hungarian transports arrived at the Auschwitz Judenrampe. The selections were performed in shifts by Dr. Mengele and Dr. Thilo. Ability to work was the sole selection criteria and at times it was quite invasive. As part of the selection process, newly arrived transports were divided into two groups - one to the right, the other to the left. ... See more »


His memoirs "Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account" inspired later (in part) the feature films The Grey Zone (2001) and Son of Saul (2015). His character appears in both films. See more »

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