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Hugh O’Flaherty was an Irish Catholic priest who saved about Allied soldiers & Jews in Rome during World War II. He used his status as a priest & his protection by the Vatican to conceal 4000 escapees – Allied soldiers & Jews – in flats, farms & convents. Irish Catholic, Catholic Priest, Roman Catholic, Catholic Herald, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Interesting History, Faith In Humanity, Before Us, Special People

10 People Who Saved Jews During World War Two - Listverse

During World War Two, many individuals from many countries risked their lives to save various minorities, especially Jews, from the horrors of the

another pinner says: Audie Murphy Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U. Soldier in history. ~ I knew about the WWII part but did not know about the 'U. Soldier in history' part. Foto Portrait, Historia Universal, Interesting History, World History, Military History, World War Two, Kingston, Historical Photos, Trauma

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Audie Murphey Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U.S. Soldier in history.

Irish doctor Robert Collis carrying child Holocaust survivor Zoltan Zinn-Collis, Bergen-Belsen After the war, Dr. Collis adopted 5 orphans from Belsen, including Zoltan and his sister. History, the Holocaust and WWII Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Bergen, Fukushima, Holocaust Survivors, Interesting History, Faith In Humanity, World History, Doctor Robert

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Louis Zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand. Real Hero, My Hero, Olympic Athletes, Prisoners Of War, Ellis Island, We Are The World, Cristiano, Before Us, Olympians

Stardom is coming back for Louis Zamperini

The Wall Street Journal gives over almost its entire Friday Journal section front today to Laura Hillenbrand's upcoming biography of Louis Zamerpini, the 93-year-old war hero and star Olympic athlete of the 1930s who grew up in the South Bay and lives in the Hollywood Hills.

 The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery. History, the Holocaust and WWII Anne Frank, Women In History, World History, Women Rights, Brave Women, We Are The World, Interesting History, Before Us, World War Two

Andrée Geulen | Teachers Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust | "Their Fate Will Be My Fate Too..."

Andrée Geulen. Belgium. The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery. #History #Holocaust #WWII History, the Holocaust and WWII

Natalya Meklin, a WWII Soviet combat pilot who won numerous awards (the Hero of the Soviet Union being the most notable one). She flew 980 night combat missions with the “Night Witches" (Nachthexen) - as their German opponents nicknamed them. Women In History, World History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Mädchen In Uniform, Interesting History, Military History, World War Two, Strong Women

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin – World War II Combat Pilot

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin née Kravtsova (Russian: Наталья Фёдоровна Меклин, Ukrainian: Наталія Фёдорiвна Меклин; 1922–2005) was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. She was born on September 8, 1922, in Lubny, Ukraine. In 1940 she…

Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary. She wrote a book called Anne Frank Remembered. Anne Frank, Special People, Good People, Amazing People, Young People, We Are The World, Change The World, Women In History, World History

Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager's diary...so much beauty

Despite the awfulness of her predicament, this Jewish woman manages to smile brightly for the camera as she poses for Hugo Jaeger, Hitler& Personal photographer who captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland Jewish History, World History, Photos Rares, Look Girl, 2 Girl, Interesting History, Girl Face, Portraits, World War Two

Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

She smiles, her demeanour relaxed. In normal times, this young woman would surely have enjoyed a bright and happy future, perhaps with a husband, children, grandchildren.

Jerzy Bielecki, right, is seen with his brother Leszek . Bielecki, a Polish inmate who led his Jewish girlfriend out of Auschwitz in died Thursday at age it was announced Saturday Oct. World History, World War Ii, Interesting History, Old Photos, In This World, Wwii, Dieselpunk, The Past, Red Roses

Hero prisoner who escaped Auschwitz with girlfriend by dressing as S.S. officer before reuniting four decades later dies aged 90

It took Jerzy Bielecki, a German-speaking Polish inmate at the Nazi death camp, 39 years to be reunited with Cyla Cybulska, who moved to New York after the war.

During WWII, Irena Sendler worked in the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggled Jewish children out. Her dog, trained to bark when soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto, covered the kids’ noises. She save 2500 children. When caught, Nazis beat her severely. Irena Sendler, We Are The World, In This World, I Smile, Make Me Smile, Old Lady Names, Combat Boxe, Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw Poland

Irena Sendler, a woman who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish...

Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, who entered the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II and rescued 2,500 Jewish children from possible death.

Krystyna Skarbek – a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent, legendary for daring intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Longest serving British women agent during World War II. Women In History, World History, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Great Women, Interesting History, World War Two, Historical Photos, Dieselpunk, Old Photos

SPY WEEK Famous Polish Spies - Krystyna Skarbek

Polish Greatness (Blog) is a unique online documentary about Polish history of World War II and so much more. Archival photos and video included.

major karl plagge saved over men, women, and children from an ss pogrom in vilnius Grand Chef, The Third Reich, Interesting History, World History, World War Two, Historical Photos, Wwii, Portraits, At Least

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Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during WWII. She was also responsible for preserving Anne Frank's diary and delivering it to her father Otto Frank, who was the sole survivor in the family. Gies received many honors, including Anne Frank, Women In History, World History, Miep Gies, Interesting History, Before Us, Strong Women, Role Models, In This World

Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during WWII. She was also responsible for preserving Anne Frank's diary and delivering it to her father Otto Frank, who was the sole survivor in the family. Gies received many honors, including knighthood in the Netherlands. She died in 2010, aged 100.

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