Posts Tagged ‘ doctors ’

It’s 1933: Calling All Jewish Doctors to Istanbul!

February 26, 2015
It's 1933: Calling All Jewish Doctors to Istanbul!

In the 17th century, the Ottoman Empire was known as the “sick man of Europe.” When, after World War I, Kemal Mustafa Ataturk helped inaugurate the republic of Turkey, becoming its first president, one could say he overturned this reputation by the most literal means possible: by inviting 300 some…

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Murder, Poisons, and Conversos

January 5, 2012

Dr. Rodrigo López was born in Portugal in the 16th century. He was a converso, a Jew who converted…

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A Gynecologist in Auschwitz

May 2, 2011
A gynecologist in aushwitz

In Auschwitz, the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele performed horrific experiments using Jews as human guinea-pigs. But in that same…

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