The Jewish doctors were among those who were subjected to particular professional restrictions after 1933. The full extent and consequences of the anti-Semitic suppression of Jewish doctors is still not known today. This is particularly the case for the years after 1938. Dr. Otto Michael, born 1876 in Leipzig, who died 1944 in Theresienstadt worked in the Jewish Hospital of Leipzig from the end of 1939 to June 1943 as a surgeon and head physician under the most adverse conditions, in doing so he guaranteed the medical care of the Jewish people. Deported away from his patients, he remained true to his ethical principles as a doctor and a man until the end.
Author(s): Andrea Lorz,