Hospital ward in disrepair, Piekary Hospital

Title

Hospital ward in disrepair, Piekary Hospital

Subject

Polish Medical Mission

Description

By the time the Polish Medical Team had arrived, the found the hospital abandoned and empty, having been previously occupied and looted by the Germans and the Russians. There were no supplies, no equipment, and even the sinks were ripped out, except for a strange stockpile of toilet paper rolls. The Miners' Insurance company had owned the hospital, but agreed to sell it to the National Social Insurance Agency, with the Miner's Insurance company taking care of the renovations. The renovations went far beyond the estimated time, resulting in the hospital being open more than a year after the team hard arrived.

Creator

Alex Chen

Source

Work 3. USCA, Audiovisual Records, Photographs, 1940-1980, bMS 16076/6 (20) , Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard University

Date

1930-2015

Rights

Andover-Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Archives

Type

Photograph

Files

16665135.jpeg

Citation

Alex Chen, “Hospital ward in disrepair, Piekary Hospital,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed December 6, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/909.

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