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Salomea Bau-Prussak, Dr

Death: Died in Treblinka, Ostrów Mazowiecka County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Cause of death: Gassed at Treblinka
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About Salomea Bau-Prussak, Dr

Dr Salomea Bau-Prussak was the first woman, Jewish or non-Jewish to receive a doctor's degree at a Polish University. A leading neurologist, her clinical abilities and broad knowledge were widely known in Poland and abroad.

During the Warsaw ghetto months, while active in distributing underground literature, she had sheltered and cared for a fellow doctor, a woman physician, sick with typhus.

She was deported to Treblinka in July 1942 and gassed.


The Holocaust – Martin Gilbert, page 389

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July 22, 1942
Treblinka, Ostrów Mazowiecka County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland