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Iranian woman in the era before the Islamic revolution by Ayatollah Khomeini, 1960

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

Nazi tanks roll into Paris. My pick as one of the most powerful single image ever captured.

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums) she began offering abortions to pregnant women to spare their lives, since under the Nazi…