A young woman, one of the twins Gisela and Ursula Gellert (probably the former), appears lost in thought as she waits behind a group of women hanging their outer garments on clothes hangers to turn them in for disinfection. The Gellert twins were probably murdered on 3 March 1943 immediately after their arrival in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Jewish men and women had to exchange their normal footwear for coarse, clumsy wooden shoes. The victims felt humiliated by this indignity. They also felt insulted by the degrading delousing procedure and by being photographed without their clothes by Gestapo men.