Prof. Wacław Długoborski
We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Wacław Długoborski. Professor Długoborski, for many years he was closely connected with our House, was an authority and a friend to us, to whom we bid a sad farewell. He passed away on 21 October 2021 at the age of 95.
Honour his memory!
From August 1943 he was a prisoner of Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp (camp number 138871). He worked, among others, in cleaning sewers and in the bathhouse for the sick in the hospital section. He escaped from the camp before the liberation. After the war he embarked on an academic career, working in Germany and Austria as a Guest Professor. He founded the Silesian University in Katowice. He was a long-time scientific curator and consultant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. He was the first academic to study the extermination of Sinti and Roma. Editor of the five-volume monograph on Auschwitz-Birkenau. He took part in the planning of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.