Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Anne's father's place of business from the Nazis during World War II. "I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done."

Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Annes fathers place of business from the Nazis during World War II. I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish friend into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. She hid her Jewish boyfriend in the upholstery of her couch, with conveniently drilled air holes.

"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.

Paul Grueninger - "It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calcu.

The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was #1 most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. Read about her--she is fascinating!

The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. she is fascinating!

American Heroes

Thomas E. Franklin (born is an American photographer for The Bergen Record, best known for his photograph Raising the Flag at Ground Zero, which depicts firefighters raising the American flag at the World Trade Center after the September 2001 attacks.

D-Day Omaha Beach

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers crowd a landing craft on their way to Normandy during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June www.mil/d-day

Bronka Klibanski, 1942. Jewish resistance. She obtained critical weapons for the Bialystok ghetto revolt in Nazi occupied Poland, gathered intelligence, rescued other Jews, saved the secret archive of the ghetto, continued underground activities after the Bialystok ghetto was destroyed, working with 5 young women to rescue & help Jews. They smuggled weapons, supplies & medicine to the partisans in the forests near Bialystok, & were awarded medals as heroines of the USSR after the war.

Bronka Klibanski, 1942 A courier for the Jewish Resistance in the Bialystok ghetto of Poland. She obtained weapons, gathered intelligence, rescued other Jews and saved the secret archive of the ghetto.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Died Defending the Borders of America, A True American Hero, and for 18 Months the White House has Covered Up How He Was Killed by the Mexican Drug Cartel w/ American Guns...  this is his Official Website.... Americans want answers!

Remember Brian Terry- Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry 1970 - 2010 A True American Hero---Killed by Obama and Holder's gunrunning scheme. Please never forget Terry or Fast & Furious

An American ship on the way to land at Normandy, June 6, 1944. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.

Soldiers of the Infantry Division aboard LCI ("Landing Craft Infantry") 326 on their way to Utah Beach (ca. June Note the variety of facial expressions, and the barrage balloons hovering over the Channel.

Oskar Schindler's grave

Oskar Schindler requested to be buried in Jerusalem, stating, 'My Children Are Here.' Stones placed on top of the grave are a sign of gratitude from Jewish visitors. His grave reads, 'Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations.

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