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After falling in love & escaping Auschwitz together, this couple was separated in the midst of World War II. "While talking with her Polish cleaning woman in 1982, Ms Cybulska related her Auschwitz escape story. The stunned woman said she had heard Mr Bielecki tell the same story on Polish TV. She then helped Ms Cybulska find Mr Bielecki in Poland. In the summer of 1983, they met at the Krakow airport. He brought 39 red roses, one for each year they had spent apart."

Jerzy Bieleck: Catholic hero saved Jewish girlfriend from Auschwitz by dressing up as an SS guard.

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust. She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them. She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust. She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use.

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish badass warmongering asskicker who survived a Chinese prison camp, a Nazi concentration camp, single-handedly defended a hill against the entire North Korean army TWICE, was nominated for the Medal of Honor four times, received it once, and lived to tell the tale. In the process he single-handedly saved the lives of 40 of his fellow comrades by breaking out of a hardcore Chinese POW camp, raiding their barracks and stores for food and medical equipment

A Holocaust survivor, Rubin was just 15 years old when Allied forces freed him from a Nazi concentration camp, and he vowed to pay them back by moving to America and joining the U. He made good on that promise.

Irish doctor, Robert Collis, carrying child Holocaust survivor Zoltan Zinn-Collis, Bergen-Belsen 1945. After the war, Dr. Collis adopted 5 orphans from Belsen, including Zoltan and his sister. A True Hero.

Irish doctor Robert Collis carrying child Holocaust survivor Zoltan Zinn-Collis, Bergen-Belsen After the war, Dr. Collis adopted 5 orphans from Belsen, including Zoltan and his sister. History, the Holocaust and WWII

Olkusz, Poland, Maltreatment during 'Black Wendsday',31/07/1940  Photographs  Film and Photo Archive, Yad Vashem  All rights reserved

Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution, he asked to be allowed to say Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him pray and then killed him.

My hero:  What he did was incredible.  Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar. Born January 8, 1894 as Rajmund Kolbe, he was canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church in 1982 for taking a stranger’s place in the Auschwitz concentration camp.   To the Catholic readers, this may not be a surprise, as he is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families

What he did was incredible. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar. Born January 1894 as Rajmund Kolbe, he was canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church in 1982 for taking a stranger’s place in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the "Angel of Auschwitz."

Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

Strange as it may seem, there were pregnant women at the Auschwitz II death camp, aka Birkenau, who managed to escape the gas chambers and survive. From the moment that the Jews arrived at Auschwit…

Pregnant at Auschwitz — the story of Miriam Rosenthal

WWII: As a rule pregnant Jewish women were killed in the gas chamber. It was a big surprise that after the liberation of Kaufering I Concentration Camp the US army found seven women with their babies.

Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz.  She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.

Hannah Senesh “I could have been 23 next July I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast.

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