My aunt, Kazimiera Boleslawa Wisniowska, was born on 24 April 1924 in
Warszawka (Brody) Poland and died just after her 16th birthday on 25 April
1942 in Teheran, Iran a few days after arriving from the USSR. She is buried
at the Polish Cemetery in Teheran.
I suspect that through you, my family owes a debt of gratitude to your
father for anything he may have been able to do to ease her last days.
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:37 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: New subscriber - Teheran Typhus
How sad that you aunt died in the epidemic, it is possible that my
father was involved in her treatment if she was in Tehran after mid
April, but he can't take the credit for everyone, there must have
been many others involved too! It looks as though they got better at
looking after the patients with typhus over time and many more
survived as they gained experience and got better organised.
My father arrived in Tehran on 13 April and his comment in his diary
for 14 April is:
"A hundred cases of typhus for me to examine & treat. I have been at
it all day. Half of them were lying on the floor with their kits
beside them. I found lice on four patients although disinfestation
was done at Pahlevi. Am wearing white overalls & gumboots. Have a
bathe & change on going off duty."
After that he is so busy that there is nothing in the diary until 6
May although there are some letters.