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GISELLA PERL be a pregnant woman in Auschwitz.

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Perl said.
She interrupted the pregnancies, she
said, ''in the night, on a dirty floor,
using only my dirty hands.'' ''Hundreds
of times I had premature deliveries,''
she said. ''No one will ever know what
it meant to me to destroy those babies,
but if I had not done it, both mother and
child would have been cruelly
She was a Jewish gynecologist who murdered.''
was deported by German Army to
On january of 1945 when the Red
Auschwitz concentration camp in
Army were approaching, the SS
World War II in 1944. There, she
began to evacuate the concentration
practiced more than one- thousand of
camp, but Gisella Perl was moved to
abortions in women to avoid their
another camp near to Hamburgo and
murder.
shortly after to Bergen-Belsen in
Gisella was selected by Dr. Mengele Germany one month before to were
(the so-called doctor of death) to report released.
ever pregnant women who arrived in
In 1947 after to know the murder of her
the concetration camp. He performed
family she tried to commit a sucide
savage medical experiments on
unsuccessful. Finally she emigrate to
prisioners, in particular women, the
New York, but there she wasn’t
physically handicapped, twins and
welcomed like a hero because a lot of
dwarf people. Josef Menguele was in
people thought that she helped
charge of deciding who would go to the
Mengele. However her testimony
gas chambers.
concided with the other survivors. It
Gisella Perl talks in her book called “I helped to sentece a doctor in the
was a doctor in Auschwitz” the terrible Auschwitz trial.
treatments that pregnant women were
exposed. ''The greatest crime in
Already with her clean reputation, the
Auschwitz was to be pregnant,'' she
doctor became an expert in infertility at
said. ''Dr. Mengele said that they would
the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
go to another camp for better nutrition,
On December 16 of 1988, Perl died at
even for milk. So women began to run
the age of 81 in Herzliya- Israel, where
directly to him, telling him, 'I am
she had moved to live with his
pregnant.' I learned that they were all
daughter. After surviving Auschwitz,
taken to the research block to be used
the gynecologist helped to birth, really,
as guinea pigs, and then two lives
more than 3,000 babies.
would be thrown into the crematorium.
I decided that never again would there
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