Laura Kaufman


5 Sivan 5781

Laura Kaufman was born in Kraków on 16 May 1889, the daughter of Bernard. She was a professor of genetics in the agricultural department of the Marie Curie-Skłodowskiej University in Lublin, an excellent biologist and a geneticist, a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. On September 1907, the 18-y.o. Kaufman, as one of very few women, started to study in the Jagiellonian University, to which she would be attached for all her life. She died on 9 August 1972. One of her students commented that her death was the ending of an era. She belonged to that generation of Polish scientists, which reconstructed the country after years of oppression. May she rest in peace.

(photo from the web-page of the Lublin Scientifical Society. More information, in Polish, at: )

Translation and adaptation Dr. D. Cohen