Book presentation: "Doctors in Mecklenburg during the Third Reich"

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  • Thursday, May 30, 202418:00 - 19:30 clock

Doctors in Mecklenburg in the Third Reich. Biographical lexicon and studies on health conditions and medical policy 1929 to 1945

Book launch with the authors

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 6 p.m., Mirow
Location: "Schmitt's in Mirow" bookshop, Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 10
Organizer: "Schmitt's in Mirow" bookshop

About the content

After three and a half years of research, the historians Dr. Michael Buddrus from the Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin and Angrit Lorenzen-Schmidt from the Geschichtswerkstatt Rostock e.V. have completed a biographical encyclopaedia of the doctors who worked in Mecklenburg from 1929 to the summer of 1945.
More than 2,300 physicians are portrayed, including registered, employed and civil servant physicians, hospital, company and military physicians as well as functionaries of the state medical bureaucracy, leaders of Nazi medical organizations, leaders of medical associations and medical professional organizations. Last but not least, the research group includes doctors who came to Mecklenburg as refugees or through service obligations and worked there.
The doctors' biographies are historically embedded and supplemented by detailed studies on medical policy and health conditions, the state of medical care and the state of health of the Mecklenburg population. The conditions in
Mecklenburg are always compared with those at the imperial level and the area of medical crimes is placed in the much larger field of normal medical activity.
The richly illustrated biographical encyclopaedia and the accompanying studies on medical history issues are based on previously untapped sources and are currently the most comprehensive project of its kind. There is no comparable publication for any other German federal state to date.

Michael Buddrus/Angrit Lorenzen-Schmidt: Doctors in Mecklenburg in the Third Reich. Biographical lexicon and studies on health conditions and medical policy 1929 to 1945, 2 volumes: Studies + Biographies, Bremen: Edition Temmen 2023, 1572 pages and 713 photos, ISBN 978-3-8378-4072-8, price: 49 euros.

can be ordered in bookshops or from the publisher Edition Temmen, Hohenlohestraße 21, 28209 Bremen, phone: 0421/348430, e-mail:, Internet:


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  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 18:00 - 19:30 clock
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Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 10
17252 Mirow

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