Gisella Perl

Perl was a gynecologist during the Holocaust who was taken to Auschwitz. She was kept alive and made to work as a doctor. When she learned of the horrible experiments on pregnant women, where both mother and fetus ended up dead, she decided to perform secret abortions, to save at least the mother’s life.

“Without the threat of their pregnancy being discovered, women were able to work without interruption, gaining them a temporary reprieve from their death sentences.”

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