"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" -- Sophie Scholl's last words prior to execution for her part in the White Rose resistence to the Nazis in Germany.
:: Heroine of The White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl (1921-1943, executed by guillotine), along with her brother and other members of the group urged Germans to passive resistance against the Nazis.The group was caught pamphleteering and rapidly sentenced to death. As she walked to execution her last words were:"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go.":
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Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture.
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How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock’s life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.
Jerrie Mock Flew Around The World
Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
Georgia O'Keeffe wearing the pin that Calder made for her.
Autistic author Temple Grandin looks at how The Autistic Brain sees world differently.
Temple Grandin on how the autistic 'think different'
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