Doctor, bacteriologist, creator of the Polish school of immunology. He introduced blood group determinations, the Rh factor, discovered the causes of serological conflict and developed the principles of blood transfusion. Ludwig Hirszfeld was born in Warsaw and studied medicine in Germany. His discoveries in bacteriology and immunology have contributed and continue to contribute to saving millions of lives around the world. During World War I, he fought the epidemic of typhoid fever in Serbia, for which he received honorary citizenship from the king of that country. He developed the division of blood into groups (O, A, B, AB), determined the Rh factor and discovered the principles of its inheritance. He explained the causes of the serological conflict between mother and fetus, for which he was nominated for the Nobel Prize. During World War II, he treated typhus patients in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Born in Głogów in 1980. Director, screenwriter and producer. Graduated in Film Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and in Directing from the Silesia University in Katrowice in the Krzysztof Kieślowski’s TV and Radio Department (2009). Director of many documentary films awarded in festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a member of the Committee of Experts of the Polish Film Institute.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave.)
Thursday, 11/11/21 8:45 pm.
2020, 56 min, Poland
English, German and Polish with English subtitles
Idea of a series/Pomysł
JAN PAWEŁ TRZASKA,
PIASEK & WÓJCIK