Corpus ID: 4714910

Born in Auschwitz and Survived: A Triumph Over Murderers.

  title={Born in Auschwitz and Survived: A Triumph Over Murderers.},
  author={G. Weisz and K. Kwiet},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={20 4},
  • G. Weisz, K. Kwiet
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
BACKGROUND The discovery of Jewish babies who were born in Nazi concentration camps and survived seems miraculous, but this phenomenon did occur toward the end of World War II. The lives of a small group of mothers and surviving children are of both historical and medical interests. Their survival shows additional support for the hypothesis that maternal nutrition can induce metabolic syndrome and bone demineralization in their offspring. Information obtained through direct contact with some of… Expand
2 Citations
Managing Pregnancy in Nazi Concentration Camps: The Role of Two Jewish Doctors
This paper presents the dramatic stories of Dr. Gisella Perl and Dr. Erno Vadasz, men and women incarcerated by the Nazis, who risked their lives to save others. Expand
Aging of Holocaust Survivors: Discrepancies Between Subjective and General Health in the greater Tel Aviv Area.
The present study demonstrates the complex interplay between general and subjective health and suggests that future interventions need to focus on improving the psychological and social well-being of Holocaust survivors to achieve successful aging. Expand


Chronic health conditions in Jewish Holocaust survivors born during World War II.
The results of this cross-sectional study based on highly validated data identify a high risk group for chronic morbidity in child Holocaust survivors born in 1940-1945 in Europe and in Israel to Europe-born parents. Expand
Osteoporosis: A Future Public Health Problem for Israel? Medical and Legal Obligations.
  • G. Weisz
  • Medicine
  • The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
  • 2017
In this review, the risks for premature metabolic syndrome and bone demineralization are enumerated and preventive measures outlined. Expand
Doctors, pregnancy, childbirth and abortion during the Third Reich.
It is shown how science and medicine in general, and abortion in particular, were used as weapons of mass destruction by Nazi physicians in their zeal to comply with the political climate of the time. Expand
Effects of Fetal Programming on Osteoporosis
This chapter deals with the bone metabolic syndrome programmed by fetal nutritional deprivation, and the effect of compensatory growth from over-feeding in early life, and aspects of nutrition-dependant embryogenesis are discussed. Expand
The Colours of War
E. »DGAR z. FRIEDENBERG, in his controversial study of the Canadian political psyche, Deference to Authority: The Case of Canada, attempts to document the claim that "the Canadian system affords" anExpand
Hunger Whilst “In Utero” Programming Adult Osteoporosis
The present review deals with the imbalance of bone mineral metabolism, “programmed” by maternal/fetal/infantile nutritional deprivation, and is illustrated with a family history from the Budapest Ghetto. Expand
Nutritionally-Induced Catch-Up Growth
This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the mechanism regulating nutrition and growth, including systemic factors, such as insulin, growth hormone, insulin- like growth factor-1, vitamin D, fibroblast growth factors, etc., and local mechanisms, including autophagy, as well as regulators of transcription, protein synthesis, miRNAs and epigenetics. Expand
Doctor, no matter what. The one who remained human in inhumanity. Kallo Museum; Budapest: 2016
  • 2016
Jewish Histories of the Holocaust: Transnational Approaches
More on Fetal Programming of Adult Metabolic Disorders in Holocaust Survivors.