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Golda Meir (1898-1978) Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found. After an illustrious political career, including service as Israel's Labor Minister and Foreign Minister, she took the country's reins as Prime Minister in 1969, when Israel was prosperous and still euphoric over its victory in the Six-Day War against Egypt, Jord...
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel at age 15.
Year1956 PhotographerHelmuth Pirath NationalityWest Germany Organization / PublicationKeystone Press CategoryWorld Press Photo of the Year PrizeWorld Press Photo of the Year Date1956 CountryWest Germany Place CaptionA German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one-year-old.
Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, who saved 6000 Jews during the Holocaust. "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...The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died."