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Memory & Action

Doctors Who Dared

Dr. David Arolianski treats a patient in his clinic in the Kovno ghetto. He was killed in a bunker during the ghetto’s liquidation in 1944. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin

Some doctors, nurses, and scientists — including Jews who were Nazi targets themselves — risked their safety to care for those being persecuted during the Holocaust. In this digital program, Museum historians Patricia Herberer Rice and Edna Friedberg examine how frontline health workers responded to starvation, trauma, and the spread of disease in ghettos and camps during the war.

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