INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE

"MEDICINE IN OCCUPIED POLAND IN THE SHADOW OF NAZISM"

10-12 October 2014
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE MEDICINE IN OCCUPIED POLAND IN THE SHADOW OF NAZISM 10-12 October 2014
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the honour and pleasure to invite You to participate in an international conference on “Medicine in occupied Poland in the shadow of National Socialism”, that will be held on October 11th – 12th, 2014 at Culture Centre Zamek in Poznan.

Honorary patronage of the conference was taken by His Magnificence Rector of University of Medical Science in Poznan Professor Jacek Wysocki M.D .Ph.D., Director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust Mr. Andrzej Kacorzyk, Director of the Centre for Research of Holocaust at the Jagielloński University Ph.D. Jolanta Ambrosewicz – Jacobs, Chairman of the  Wielkopolsko-Lubuski Branch of the Polish Psychiatric Association Professor Jan Jaracz M.D. Ph.D.

The conference will be held on the 75th anniversary of the initiation of the mass extermination process of thousands of mentally ill people under the Nazi so called euthanasia. It will be a form of tribute paid to the victims of the so called T4 Action, which was initiated in November 1939 against the patients of psychiatric hospital in Owinska near Poznan.

During the conference there will be organized an international exhibition “The grey bus” (Das Denkmal der Grauen Busse), commemorating through the mobile sculpture  the mass extermination of mentally ill people under the Nazi so called euthanasia.

The patronage of “The grey bus” exhibition project in Poznan shall be held also by:  Tiergartenstrasse 4 Association – from Germany, and Museum in Żabikowo, Culture Centre Zamek – from Poland. The exposition will be financed from the EU funds.

I would like to welcome you all cordially

Professor Michał Musielak  Ph.D.
Chairman of Organisational Committee

Poznan University of Medical Science. Departament of Social Sciences.