An Auschwitz survivor who avoided doctors for 65 years

An Auschwitz survivor who avoided doctors for 65 years

An Auschwitz survivor who avoided doctors for 65 years after he was tested on by Auschwitz “doctor” Josef Mengele who, among other things, removed his kidney without anesthesia

“He is a thin man. His wine-red cardigan is a little too big, and his legs are like matchsticks in his brown pants. Yitzhak Ganon takes care of himself. He’s freshly shaven, his white mustache neatly trimmed. The 85-year-old sits on a gray sofa, with a cushion supporting his back. He is too weak to stand by himself, but he still greets a guest in German: “”Guten Tag.””
Speaking is hard for him. “”Slowly, Abba,”” his daughter Iris says, and brings him a glass of water. Her father has never in his life complained of any pain, she says.
A month ago he came back from his morning walk and lay down. “”Are you sick, Papa?”” Iris asked. “”No, just a little tired,”” Yitzhak Ganon answered, before going to sleep. But after a few hours he was still tired. “”I don’t need a doctor,”” he told his daughter.

The next morning things were even worse. Ganon’s wife and daughter called a doctor, who diagnosed a viral infection and told him to go to the hospital. Ganon resisted, but finally realized his life was in danger. At some point he stopped fighting the doctor’s orders.”

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