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    Although Zivia Lubetkin left Poland before the outbreak of World War ll, she returned in 1940 to become a leading personality in the Jewish underground of the Warsaw Ghetto. A member of the Underground High Command, Zivia's name was used in all underground correspondence of the time as the code word for Poland.

    Albert Ball, decorated British flying ace during World War I. Died at the age of 20 while pursuing the brother of the infamous Red Baron through a cloudbank.

    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.

    Several Jewish families escaped the Holocaust, thanks to the courage of Esther Stermer, front row, second from left - she and her family lived in an underground cave for 500 days.

    Schindler poses with Jews he rescued circa 1946

    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".

    Milton Snavely Hershey and wife were to have returned home on the Titanic and had even given a deposit of $300.00 for their tickets. Fate intervened when business prompted them to return earlier on the ship, Amerika. If not for fate there would be no Hershey's Chocolate

    "In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)

    This picture shows a World War I Red Cross Nurse.

    Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

    New York, 1903, New York Times Building under construction in soon-to-be named Times Square.

    Stefanie (Fusia) Podgorska . . . During the Holocaust, sixteen-year-old Stefania and her six-year-old sister harboured thirteen Jewish men, women and children in the attic of their home for two-and-a-half years. Both were later honored as the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem as well as by the Jewish and Polish organizations in North America, for their wartime heroism.

    A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

    During twenty-seven months in action in the European Theatre he received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign awards (medals, ribbons, citations, badges...) including five awards from France and one from Belgium. He is the most decorated soldier of WWII. The movie "To Hell and Back (1955)" is based on his experience during the conflict. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    Native Americans in World War Two..a HUGE contribution to the ultimate success as "Wind Talkers." The Germans and the Japanese could never understand them and they were excellent radio men.

    For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II - a great tale of survival in the back woods

    Jewish youths rescued from Auschwitz show their tattoos on board the refugee immigration ship Mataroa at Haifa port, in what would later become the State of Israel, on July 15, 1945.

    World War 2. Uprising in Paris, August 1944 ~

    Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II. She kicked Nazi butt.

    Irena Sendler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia