MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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Description of document

The books of the camp hospital X-ray station (Röntgenstation) were created in block 28 in Auschwitz I. The document includes the names of prisoners who were sent to x-ray station not only from the main camp Auschwitz I, but also from other sections of the complex. Röntgenstation initially was located in a small room on the ground floor of Block 28, between the kitchen and the lab. Later, the X-ray room was located in front of the dispensary.

The first prisoners employed in the station  were: Stanislaw Zelle (No. 1611), Leon Głogowski (No. 1281) and Tadeusz Gąsiorowski (No. 1396). In June 1941, the well-known radiologist Dr. Czeslaw Gawareckiego (No. 14852). His place was taken by Slovakian Jew, Samson Fodor. After that Jan Suchomel (No. 62158), who was a specialist in radiology. From the autumn of 1944 Alfred Boris.

Survived twenty-six original volumes of X-ray station are stored in the Archives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau. The book was carried out chronologically in the period from 05.03.1941 to 06.01.1945. There are 38.014 entries that refer to male and female prisoners deported to the camp in the period from 20.05.1940 until the end of 1944.