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Abortions in Auschwitz: the incredible story of Gisella Perl

I was really excited to write this article about Gisella Perl, a pioneering OBGYN who -- along with her parents, husband, and young son -- was imprisoned in Auschwitz by Nazis. She was the only one of them to survive. Her memoir is a powerful telling of how she provided abortions to other inmates, since pregnancy was a one-way ticket to the gas chambers. Published in conjunction to Yom ha'Shoah, the Jewish day of Holocaust remembrance, my article connects her story to the abysmal state of Holocaust education in the US. I urge readers to follow Perl's commitment to remembering the dead: not looking away from the horrors.

(image from JBC)

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