Robert Lévy

Robert Levy or Robert Lévy (9 January 1928, in Edesheim – 1944) was a French Jewish physician who served with the German army in World War I, for two years. During World War II, he served as the prisoner-doctor at Auschwitz.Kim Christian Priemel, Alexa Stiller (2012), ''Reassessing the Nuremberg Military Tribunals: Transitional Justice, Trial Narratives, and Historiography.'' Berghahn Books, p. 93. "The prisoner doctor, Robert Levy,[91] gave evidence about experimental operations in Auschwitz. He was a French citizen but had served with the German army in World War I for two years..." ''(see)'' "... most of the patients were very unhappy and psychologically broken by the serialization." [ (Google Books preview)]

Robert Levy, was arrested on May 12, 1943, in Limoges and deported from Drancy on September 2, 1943, then deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and belonged to the concentration camp personnel conducting medical treatments at the Auschwitz II Birkenau death factory. He worked in the surgical block where the records were also kept. In his notes presented at the Nuremberg Trials (''SS im Einsatz'', 167/2), Lévy mentioned "losing" 96% of his patients on several different occasions. Every now and then, new selections among prisoners made to strip naked, were arranged on the block by head-doctor Friedrich Entress (see Mauthausen-Gusen camp trials). The injured – who were unable to return to work considerably quickly – were sent right away for the so-called "special handling" (''Sonderbehandlung'') at Block 20, which meant one thing: the phenol injection. Lévy seriously believed that he was actually performing medicine, that's why his notes were meticulous.

Lévy was one of the estimated 6,000 to 8,000 staff members thought to have been involved in the operation of the camp. According to deposition filed after World War II by his second cousin at Yad Vashem (providing that it was the same person), Lévy was born in Ensisheim, France in 1928 to Georgette and Sylvain Levy and he perished in 1944 while at Auschwitz. Provided by Wikipedia
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