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Dentystyka w obozach koncentracyjnych na przykładzie KL Auschwitz i KL Stutthof · Medycyna Nowożytna. Studia nad Kulturą Medyczną

Dentystyka w obozach koncentracyjnych na przykładzie KL Auschwitz i KL Stutthof

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Dentystyka w obozach koncentracyjnych na przykładzie KL Auschwitz i KL Stutthof

Creator

Katarzyna Okoniewska

Abstract

Dental practice in the Stutthof concentration camp
The aim of the article is to present the functioning of the dental offices in the concentration camps KL Stutthof in Sztutowo and KL Auschwitz in Oświęcim. The state of knowledge about dentistry at Stutthof camp is inadequate, because it has not been properly elaborated.
In the concentration camps, both the doctor and the dentist, were almost not associated with medical help. A dental office was established in KL Stutthof in November 1941 when Ernst Wedl arrived. The main tasks of the dentist was to take care of the SS staff and prisoners, but only the camp's crew was surrounded with full medical care. The article presents a short analysis of sources, confirming that the SS-personnel were treated even when the case of tooth diseases was very serious, but when it comes to the prisoners, they could have tooth removal or sometimes jaw surgery. The most important task was to keep the records of prisoners with artificial teeth made of gold and other precious metals. After prisoners death, the doctor removed his teeth out and then melted down so that it could finally be sent to Goldverwaltung.

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Z archiwów, bibliotek i muzeów

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pol

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Katarzyna Okoniewska, “Dentystyka w obozach koncentracyjnych na przykładzie KL Auschwitz i KL Stutthof ,” Medycyna Nowożytna. Studia nad Kulturą Medyczną, accessed August 23, 2019, http://medycynanowozytna.locloud.pl/items/show/152.

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