warsawhospital

The Warsaw ghetto hospital worked relentlessly to save lives in a unsanitary, disease infested, death filled environment.

There were actually 2 operating hospitals within the ghetto. The Jewish Hospital in Czyste and The Bersohn and Bauman Childrens Hospital.

The two hospitals were joined together during the deportations to the death camps during the holocaust.

The hospital remained in operation until the final deportation after the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Within the ghetto confines Jewish medical students continued their studies and secretly graduated as nurses and doctors.

Schooling was held in private apartments in the midst of extreme danger.

There was even practical training done a dissection room in the hospital where students performed dissection on deceased German soldiers.

The nursing and medical students shined like beacons in the midst of the Warsaw ghetto as there uniforms were immaculate.

Dr. Izrael Milejkowski initiated a project on the study of starvation.

Milejkowski would not live to see The Disease of Starvation: Clinical Research into Starvation Performed in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 published.

Dr. Milejkowski hid copies in the ghetto that were destroyed during the uprising but he also sent copies outside the ghetto walls that were preserved and published in 1946.

The Jewish doctors in the Warsaw ghetto had faith and would not believe there was no use in trying to treat and save the over capacity residents of the hospital.

The doctors used scraps of food a scarce supply of medicine and injections to save as many dying souls as possible.

Some did get better but more perished after the burning and liquidation of the ghetto.

The hospital in Warsaw ghetto is a prime example of laying down your life. Because when it seemed all hope was lost or gone the doctors and staff continued to risk their lives to save as many as possible.