The Tragic Heroism Of Gisella Perl, “The Angel of Auschwitz”

Forced to work for the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, Gisella Perl risked all to save as many lives as she could. This is her incredible, heartbreaking story.

Gisella Perl

Gisella Perl with a baby. Image Source: Wikipedia

We have previously shared the story of Stanislawa LeszczyƄska, a midwife at Auschwitz who delivered almost 3,000 babies while imprisoned in the concentration camp.

But while Stanislawa delivered infants, another Jewish medical professional risked her life to save the lives of other women in Auschwitz: a gynecologist named Dr. Gisella Perl. Under the watchful, evil eye of Dr. Josef Mengele, Perl realized that in order to save the lives of the women in her care, she could not safely deliver babies like Stanislawa. Instead, Perl performed abortions.

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Photo Of The Day: When Plastic Surgery Was Worse Than The Injury

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Walter Yeo, a sailor injured in battle, was the first modern plastic surgery patient. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Our medical science is a pretty good measure of how much we’ve evolved. Whereas historical cures for mental illness once involved drilling holes into human skulls, we can now do things like re-engineer the polio vaccine that we ourselves created to also attack certain types of brain cancer.

Even on the cosmetic side, doctors have gotten so good at plastic surgery that they can literally make real-life Barbie and Ken dolls. But back in 1916, that was all just science fiction.

So when a 25-year-old English sailor named Walter Yeo lost his upper and lower eyelids while manning the guns on the HMS Warspite during WWI, there wasn’t much hope for a solution. Luckily, just a year later, Sir Harold Gillies (the “father of plastic surgery”) had a pioneering — and, by today’s standards, utterly gruesome — idea.

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The True Price Of The Full House Home Will Blow Your Mind

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The house, located at 1709 Broderick St. in San Francisco, used in exterior shots on Full House. Image Source: YouTube

Looking back on the popular television shows of the 1980s and ’90s, it’s hard not to wonder exactly how families like the Tanners of Full House could actually afford their swanky home. So much of that show’s appeal relies on the central family’s relatability, yet they comfortably lived in what is now the most expensive city in the United States. So, just in time for the new Full House reboot, PopSugar took a deeper look at just how much the Tanners would be paying for their home today.

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