The Woman Who Delivered Thousands Of Babies In Auschwitz

We equate the Auschwitz concentration camp with death, and rightly so: at least 1.1 million people perished within its borders. But there was also life: midwife Stanislawa Leszczyńska — whom many in the camps called “Mother — delivered thousands of babies while at the camp. The midwife disobeyed orders and provided many women at the camp with a glimpse of hope, in what is one of the most interesting stories we’ve read this year.

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