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Prof. Joseph Paczoski

Nature volume 150, pages 8586 (18 July 1942) | Download Citation



JOSEPH PACZOSKI, professor of the University of Poznan (Poland), who died on February 14, was a distinguished taxonomist and the founder of anew branch of botany, phytosociology. We do not know all the details concerning the last period of his life under German occupation in Poland ; one can imagine, however, how much he must have suffered. At the beginning of the War in Poland, immediately after Poznan had been occupied by German troops, nearly all the university professors were arrested there, they were deprived of all their personal possessions, deported to the so-called General-Gouvernement and left to starve. This was also the fate of the 77-year-old Prof. Paczoski.

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