1962. George Romney's wife, Lenore. George Romney arrived in El Paso, Texas, as part of 4,000 other refugees fleeing the Mexican Revolution. Once they arrived, the United States did not just wave them by, to let them fend for themselves. Instead, it opened up its arms, welcoming them not only into the United States, but granted to them $250 each, equal to just under of $6,000 today. On top of that, the US provided food, clothing, and supplies.
WWII 1944. "When I first saw Malmedy I was impressed, there was no sign of human beings. We discovered a large house with farm outbuildings. In looking across the intersection It looked like many mounds of dirt but because of the deep snow I had no idea what they were. I found out later this was the location where the German SS, captured a large number of G.I.s, lined them up and mowed them down. The frozen bodies were the mounds I saw." - Capt. Bill Druckenmiller, 117th Infantry Regiment.
Unpublished. Hiroshima, 1945.
Pope Benedict XVI. While his predecessor helped hide Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. Joseph Ratzinger was growing up in Germany. His strongly Catholic family disapproved of Nazism and the otherwise obedient future Pope did his best to avoid compulsory Hitler Youth meetings. Unlike others on this list he has never denied his entanglement with the Nazis and made a point of praying for forgiveness during a visit to Auschwitz.