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Adam Zamenhof (1888 – 29 January 1940) was a Jewish-Polish physician known for his work on ophthalmology and the son of L. L. Zamenhof, the inventor of Esperanto. Before the Holocaust, Zamenhof had invented a device to check blind spots in the field of vision. During World War II, 6 September 1939, he was head of the Starozakonnych Hospital in Warsaw, and its director. On 1 October 1939 Zamenhof was arrested and sent to the camp in Palmiry, where he was later shot.[1]

Adam and his wife Wanda were the parents of Louis-Christophe Zaleski-Zamenhof.


  1. ^ Wincewicz, Andrzej; Sulkowska Mariola; Lieberman E James; Bakunowicz Lazarczyk Alina; Sulkowski Stanislaw (February 2009). "Dr Adam Zamenhof (1888-1940) and his insight into ophthalmology". Journal of Medical Biography. England. 17 (1): 18–22. doi:10.1258/jmb.2008.008037. ISSN 0967-7720. PMID 19190194.