Lepa Svetozara Radić (1925–1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German soldiers during WW2. As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades and leaders identities. She responded that she was not a traitor to her people and they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People's Hero of Yugoslavia, awarded in 1951.
"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.
Dr. Hans Munch, called the "Good Man Of Auschwictz", was the only doctor who helped the prisoners from the inside. He faked experiments to keep the prisoners from being gassed, refused to choose those to be killed at risk of his own life, and even helped some escape. . At risk of his own life, he did what he could to save as many as he could. He was later put on trial, but because of so many Jewish witnesses stating his goodness to them, he was completely acquitted.
Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm.
Elizabeth Thorn | Her obituaries say merely that she witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg. ... They did not report how she did her duty in the aftermath of the battle. Working almost entirely without help, in the heat and storms of that July, among the rotting corpses of men and horses, she dug graves in the rocky soil and buried over one hundred soldiers.
Staff Segeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., carries a critically ill Vietnamese infant who was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. Photo first published 1968. Charlie Haughey was drafted at 24 in 1967 and from March 1968 until May 1969, Haughey established an archive of more than 2,000 negatives, documenting the struggles of his brothers in arms. Photos rediscovered 2012.