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Oskar Schindler saved over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitations factories in what is now Poland and what is now the Czech Republic respectively. He died penniless in 1974.

The Modern Kitchen: 1920

Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.


"I was born in the wrong era." -- Agreed.

Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the bar...

Tupperware parties were a fun source of extra income

A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped to become a Union soldier.

Oregon designated Tabitha Moffatt Brown as the mother of Oregon in 1987.In 1846, 66-year-old Tabitha Moffatt Brown joined a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon,suffering much hardship and loss before arriving in Salem,Oregon.She went on to build a home and school for orphans,and helped start the Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove to educate young children(Pacific University).Tabitha Moffet Brown’s eloquent writings give unique insight into this remarkable woman and the times in which she lived.

Ilse Weber. A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, along with her son and husband, was sent to the Thereseinstadt Concentration camp by the Nazis. She willingly followed her husband when he was transferred to Auschwitz, hoping to keep her family together. When her young son, Tommy, was sent to the gas chamber with other children, she voluntarily accompanied them, softly singing a lullaby she had written to keep them calm. Her husband survived.

Wallace Hartley was the leader of the Titanic's band of eight musicians who died when the ship sank. The band played merry tunes to keep up the passengers' spirits, although legend has it that at the end they played "Nearer, my God, to Thee."

Mary Virginia Wade (Ginnie or Jenny to her friends) was 20 years old in 1863. She was killed by a sharpshooter's bullet, struck in the back while baking bread for the soldiers during the battle. She was wrapped in a blanket and buried in the garden with the bread dough still on her hands. (Her body was later moved two more times.)

1972 Anti-Nixon Campaign Button. - #history #politics

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan--What a wise woman...and yet without the help of Anne Sullivan, no one would've known. “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” ― Helen Keller

pet turtles - we got one at the county fair every year!

Memorial to an unknown child whose remains were recovered after the Titanic sank. It's believed that they've finally identified him as 19-month-old Sidney Leslie Goodwin from England.

Zerelda (James) Samuel; Jesse and Frank James Mother.

Early plastic surgery art -- artists made masks for many men wounded in the face during WWI

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011. So sorry.

"Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the b...

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed Independence Hall), the bell was commissioned from the London firm of Lester and Pack (today the Whitechapel Bell Foundry) in 1752, and was cast with the lettering (part of Leviticus 25:10) "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." It originally cracked when first rung after arrival ...

Civil War Nursing Uniform

Vintage photo of girl on tricycle

Margaret "Molly" Brown (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to surviving the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. During WW I in France, she worked with the American Committee for Devastated France to rebuild areas behind the front line and helped wounded French and American soldiers. She was awarded the French Legion of Honour for her good citizenship and philanthropy. During the last years of her life, she was an actress.