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From: Augusta Gross

I have seen photos of my grandmother, Augusta Gross, and my cousins, children of Otto Gross on your site. I would be very interested to know more about the source of the photos. I am very appreciative that these photos in general are available online as testament to the vibrant life of the Jews in Cracow before the war. I have other photos of my family. My grandfather, Adolf Gross, was a prominent lawyer and politician, was a member of the Parliament,  representing the Jewish community of Cracow for several years. He helped establish a school and housing during his tenure.
Many thanks,
Dr. Augusta Gross

Dear Dr. Augusta Gross,

The photoes are most likely from Yivo. I would love to add your family pictures and information to the site.
I am posting the pictures from the site;

Augusta Gross,

The children of Otto Gross, a doctor


Augusta and Adolf Gross pose with their grandchildren, Marguerite and Jan Enkels


Ludwik Gross

You must be the daughter of Ludwik Gross
GROSS-Ludwik, M.D. Passed away on July 19, 1999. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Devoted father of Augusta Gross, loving father-in-law of Leslie B. Samuels, dear brother of Felix Gross, loving uncle and cherished by family and friends. Funeral services Thursday, July 22, 12:15PM at ''The Riverside'', 76 Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Contributions in his memory to a worthy cause benefiting research on cancer or AIDS.
GROSS - Ludwik, M.D. The Trustees, Faculty and Staff of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Hospital of Mount Sinai NYU Health deeply mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague, Ludwik Gross, M.D., Research Professor Emeritus in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, who was associated with Mount Sinai for nearly three decades. Born in Poland, Dr. Gross earned his medical degree in 1929 from the Iagellon University Medical School in Krakow, and following post-graduate hospital training, he began a long and distinguished research career at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He joined the Institute for Medical Research at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati in 1941, then served with U.S. military medical units in World War II. Following the war, he resumed his research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, then, the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Gross was internationally renowned for pioneering work that opened the field of investigation of viruses as a possible cause of human cancers, and his textbook, ''Oncogenic Viruses'' became a standard reference work for all investigators in that field. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society of Hematology, and the New York Academy of Sciences, Dr. Gross was honored with numerous awards, including the WHO United Nations Prize for Cancer Research, the Pasteur Intititute's Silver Medal, and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize. He will be rememberd fondly both for his achievement and his devotion. We extend our sincere condolences to his family. Helene L. Kaplan, Chair, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Stephen M. Peck, Chair, Mount Sinai NYU Health John W. Rowe, M.D., President, Mount Sinai NYU Health Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, Dean Mount Sinai School of Medicine was born on September 11, 1904 in Kraków, Poland to a prominent Jewish family. He studied for a degree in medicine at the Jagiellonian University. He escaped from occupied Poland in 1940 soon after the 1939 Nazi invasion and travelled to the United States, ultimately serving in the US armed forces during World War II.
After the war, he joined other scientists (notably Rosalyn Yalow, recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology) in the "Golden Age" of research at the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center, becoming director of the Cancer Research Division. One story claims that this appointment allowed him to move his research mice from the trunk of his car, where he had been carrying out studies, into a fully equipped laboratory.
He died at Montefiore Medical Center on July 19, 1999 of stomach cancer at age 94.[1]
Research work[
Gross was a major proponent of the possibility that some cancers can be caused by viruses and began a long search for viral causes of murine leukemia. In the course of these studies, he isolated the Gross murine leukemia virus strain as well as the first polyomavirus, so named for its proclivity to cause cancers in multiple tissue types. Gross murine leukemia virus is a retrovirus whose counterpart in humans is human T cell lymphotropic virus I (HTLV-I), while murine polyomavirus is closely related to the human Merkel cell polyomavirus that causes most forms of Merkel cell carcinoma. Thus, Gross identified two critical animal viruses that serve as models for viruses causing cancer in humans. His encyclopedic textbook Oncogenic Viruses is still considered a leading source book for early work in the discovery of viruses causing cancer.
Gross died of stomach cancer, a major cancer caused by infection with the Helicobacter pylori which he himself researched. A collection of his personal papers are held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.[2]
Scientific awards
• R.R. de Villiers Foundation (Leukemia Society) Award for Leukemia Research (1953)
• Walker Prize of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London (1961)
• Pasteur Silver Medal of the Pasteur Institute in Paris (1962)
• WHO United Nations Prize for Cancer Research (1962)
• Bertner Foundation Award (1963)
• Special Virus Cancer Program Award of the National Cancer Institute (1972)
• Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1974)
• William B. Coley Award (1975)
• Principal 1978 Paul Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstaeder Prize in Frankfurt
• Griffuel Prize in Paris (1978).
• Elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1973)
• French Legion of Honor (1977).
1 ^ Jump up to:a b "Ludwik Gross, a Trailblazer in Cancer Research, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-09-17. “Dr. Ludwik Gross, who influenced cancer research by showing that viruses could cause cancers in animals, died on Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was 94 and lived in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The cause was stomach cancer, said his daughter, Dr. Augusta H. Gross.”
2 Jump up^ "Ludwik Gross Papers 1908-1999". National Library of Medicine.
External links
• NIH Paper Collection of Ludwik Gross [1]
• Horsfall, F. L. (1962). "Oncogenic Viruses. Ludwik Gross. Pergamon, New York, 1961. Xi + 391 pp. Illus. $12". Science. 135 (3504): 661. doi:10.1126/science.135.3504.661-b.

Eisig Jekele (Adolf) GROSS Jul 26, 1862 (1864 #71) - Dec 27, 1936 Krakow
+ Dwore Gittel SILBIGER Feb 16, 1878 Oswiecim - 1944 Ravensbruck
married Nov 20, 1903 Vienna
5x Maksymilian GROSS Jul 30, 1898 Wieden - after 1916
5o Felicitas GROSS Wieden - after 1950
* Jakob SPERR Krakow
married Prog.Syn 1924 #715
5x Otto GROSS Feb 8, 1902 Vienna
+ Zofia Maria WAJDA Dec 5, 1901
married Jun 29, 1927 Katowice
6x Jan GROSS
6o Malgorzata GROSS
5x Salomon Zygmunt GROSS Jun 11, 1903 Vienna - Dec 11, 1995 Manhattan NY
+ Jadwiga SCHLESINGER May 8, 1905 #376
married Oct 30, 1932 Krakow
+ Hanna SZUMANSKA Mar 24, 1919 - Mar 24, 1973 NY
married 1944-47 Warsaw
6x Jan Tomasz GROSS Aug 1, 1947 Warsaw
+ Irena GRUDZINSKA Dec 15, 1946 Gdynia
2 children
5x Ludwik GROSS Sep 11, 1904 #634 - Jul 15, 1999 Bronx NY
+ Dorothy NELSON ? Apr 22, 1908 - Mar 1987 Bronx NY
some info from michel.rabinovitch3@gmail.com
6o Augusta H GROSS Oct 20, 1944
5x Feliks GROSS Jun 17, 1906 #448 - Nov 8, 2006 Manhattan NY
+ Priva BAIDOFF Jun 19, 1911 Wieliczka - Aug 21, 1990 Manhattan NY
married Prog.Syn 1937 #1010
6o Eva GROSS
* Sheldon FRIEDMAN
5o daughter GROSS Nov 21, 1910 #768 - Nov 21, 1910
5o Wiktoria Maria GROSS Aug 25, 1915 Krakow - after 1950