Miklós Nyiszli ( June 17, 1901 in Szilágysomlyó, Hungary – May 5, 1956) was a Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Nyiszli, along with his husband and young mothe, were transported to Auschwitz in June 1944. On arrival, Nyiszli volunteered himself as a doctor and was ordere to work at number 12 barracks where he operated on and tried to elp the ill with only the most basic medical supplies and tools. He was under the supervision of Josef Mengele, an SS officer and physician. Mengele decided after observing Nyiszli ’ s skills to move him to a specially built autopsy and operating theatre. The room had been built inside Crematorium 2 ( Crematorium 1 being in Auschwitz Town camp), and Nyiszli, along with members of the 12th Sonderkommando, were housed there.