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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Health Resort

wieliczka salt mine

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort has signed an agreement with the National Health Service, Malopolska region, for health resort ambulatory care treatment services offered to persons with upper and lower respiratory system ailments and allergies. The next visiting period begins 4th February 2013.

Ambulatory treatment usually last 18 days and includes both days and night stays in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort. During the stay the patient takes treatments according to the prepared program which is implemented in the comfortable and well fitted Eastern Mountain’ Stable Chamber.

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort is the first in Poland underground health resort in which patients can take advantage of subterraneotherapy. This is an innovative method for treating respiratory system ailments developed by Professor Mieczyslaw Skulimowski in the 1950s.

This method is based on subjecting patients to physical, chemical and biological stimuli existing only underground. The constant temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, the movement and ionization of the air form a unique climate which relieves symptoms of many diseases. The air is saturated with sodium chloride and free of bacteria, viruses and pollutions.

Contact: “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort
Park Kingi 1 bldg. I, 32-020 Wieliczka
Phone: +48 12 278 73 68
Fax: +48 12 288 27 73

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January 11, 2013 Posted by | News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walter Kolodziejek – Prisoner number 2254

Hitler’s SS Guards changed the name of Walter Kolodziejek (below) after he was arrested and sent to Auschwitz in the summer of 1940, just a few weeks after the Germans opened it. He was only 18 then. The day he arrived he came to be known as Auschwitz prisoner #2254 and has worn that number on his chest ever since.

Auschwitz Survivor - Walter Kolodziejek

He is shown here displaying the number at the Christmas “Oplatek” conducted by the Downstate New York Division of the Polish American Congress at Greenpoint’s Polonaise Terrace. He surprised everyone there because they thought all Auschwitz prisoners had their number imprinted on the forearm.

It was only the first Polish prisoners like Mr. Kolodziejek who had their number put on their chest. Almost all of these early Polish prisoners who survived the camp have already died and Mr. Kolodziejek is believed to be the only one still living with this kind of tattoo.

With January 28, 2013 as the date of his 91st birthday, the Polish American Congress and its guests celebrated this momentous day with a chorus of Happy Birthday and Sto Lat.

The first medical experiments German doctors conducted on Auschwitz prisoners were performed on these Polish inmates.  Mr. Kolodziejek was one of them.  His inner strength allowed him to endure these experiments and survive them.  In amazement, the Nazi doctors nicknamed him, “Hard as a Rock.”

January 11, 2013 Posted by | Auschwitz | , , | Leave a comment


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