Hugh O’Flaherty was an Irish Catholic priest who saved about 4,000 Allied soldiers and Jews in Rome during World War II. O’Flaherty used his status as a priest and his protection by the Vatican to conceal 4000 escapees – Allied soldiers and Jews – in flats, farms and convents. Despite the Nazis desperately wanting to stop his actions, his protection by the Vatican prevented them officially arresting him.
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During the Black Death & the Great Plague, doctors who visited plague victims donned a mask which resembled a vulture's beak with glass eye openings & two small nose holes. It served as a type of respirator & contained aromatic items such as dried flowers, spices, herbs, or a vinegar sponge. Historians have attributed the invention of the "beak doctor" costume to Charles de Lorme, who adopted the full head-to-toe protective garment in 1619, modeled after a soldier's armour.
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Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater (plus European) during World War II, flying a total of 58 combat missions during the war, After Pearl Harbor, both Kuroki brothers denied enlistment but reapplied. By the end of the war, Kuroki had three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like hell for the right to fight for my own country."
On November 30, 1954, the Sylacauga meteorite became the first extraterrestrial object on record to strike a human being. The grapefruit-sized fragment crashed through the roof of Oak Hill, Alabama resident Ann Elizabeth Hodges house, bounced off a large wooden console radio, then deflected onto her while she napped on a couch. The 31-year-old woman was badly bruised on one side of her body, but able to walk. The event received worldwide publicity.
Irena Sendlerowa: A phenomenal woman and member of Zegota, a secret organization dedicating to rescuing Polish Jews. She handed out money and clothes, and smuggled children to safety through sewers. She bribed her way out of execution and later was honored by the Polish government for "rescuing the most defenseless victims of Nazi ideology" (children) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity, the concept of eternity and the eternal return, and represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading to immortality, as in the phoenix. Ulterior lounge
Irena Sendler (1910-2008): rescued around 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She claimed no credit for her actions. "I could have done more," she said. "This regret will follow me to my death".