Mark Dvorzhetski

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Mark Dvorzhetski
מרק דבורז'צקי
Born (1908-05-03)3 May 1908
Lithuania, Russian Empire
Died 15 March 1975(1975-03-15) (aged 66)
Occupation Social historian, physician
Language Hebrew
Ethnicity Jewish
Citizenship Israeli
Notable awards Israel Prize (1953)

Mark Dvorzhetski (Hebrew: מרק דבורז'צקי‎‎; 3 May 1908 – 15 March 1975) was an Israeli physician, historian and Holocaust survivor. He was born in Lithuania (at the time part of the Russian Empire) and emigrated to Israel after World War II. He authored a number of books on the Holocaust, in particular with reference to the Baltic States and the medical profession.


  • In 1953, Dvorzhetski was awarded the Israel Prize, for social sciences,[1] the inaugural year of the prize.

Published works[edit]

(Titles freely translated from the Hebrew)

  • Between the Pieces - an autobiography
  • Jerusalem of Lithuania in Revolt and in the Holocaust – History of the Vilna Ghetto and the Resistance Movement
  • Europe without Children: Nazi Plans for Biological Destruction
  • The Jewish Camps in Estonia
  • Hirshke Glik, Paris 1966 [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Israel Prize recipients in 1953 (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Music from the Holocaust