•POWomen• During WWII, 78 US Military Nurses were held as prisoners of war in the Philippines for over 3 years. 66 Army Nurses, 11 Navy Nurses, and 1 other nurse were forced into interment camps. They continued throughout their captivity to serve as nurses and care for other prisoners. They were liberated in February 1945. They were almost starved to death during and lost an average of 30% of their body weight during internment. "THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR" - NEVER FORGOTTEN!
Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn't know what he'd done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.
Trevor Allison and Alice Cleaver. When the Titanic hit the iceberg, Alice Cleaver took the baby with her in a lifeboat. Mrs. Allison was put in another boat with her daughter Loraine, but refused to leave the ship without her baby. She took Loraine out of the lifeboat and went about searching for her son and her husband. Of the Allison family, only Trevor was saved.
Sophia German, who was taken captive with her sisters Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family (mother, father, 3 siblings) were killed in Kansas in 1874. Only the four youngest, Sophia, Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide, age 7 and 5, were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors until rescued in 1875.
THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945. Major E M Griffen RAMC, Commanding Officer of No 7 Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory, with children in Camp No 2 at Hohne Barracks. Over twenty six days, Major Griffen's unit cleaned and disinfected 11,000 camp inmates.
Frank Foley was a British secret service agent estimated to have saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. In his role as passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. At the 1961 trial of former ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann, he was described as a “Scarlet Pimpernel” for the way he risked his own life to save Jews. Sometimes he went into internment camps to get Jews out, hiding them in his home, and helping them get forged passports.
Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597. “We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. "We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”