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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…

Irena Sendler, Lifeline to Young Jews, Is Dead at 98

Irena Sendler A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler died in During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out

Queen Elizabeth laughing as she passes her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in uniform.

Queen Elizabeth laughing as she passes her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in uniform. This picture makes me smile every time I see it. ♥ hahaha so cute to laugh with the Queen Elizabeth.

During WWII a man saved 8000 Jewish people by faking a typhus epidemic! - Eugene Lazowski, with the help of his friend Dr Stanislaw Mateluwicz, created a fake Typhus disease and secretely spread it amongst all the civilians in the town. The fake Typhus epidemic wasn't lethal, but to the Nazi doctors, it appeared as if almost the entire population of the city had Typhus! As a result, the Nazi's quarantined the city and around 8,000 Jewish people avoided going to concentration camps as a…

Eugene Lazowski - a Polish medical doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic which played on German phobias about hygiene

17 Quotes From Mister Rogers The World Really Needs Right Now

17 Quotes From Mister Rogers The World Really Needs Right Now

Rogers I grew up watching Mr. Rogers and I think he is the most wonderful man, and he dedicated his whole life giving children wholesome and educational programming. I love you Mr. Rogers and thank you for being a part of my childhood

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

Polish army captain Witold Pilecki  volunteered to enter Auschwitz in 1940  to gather intelligence and organize prisoners.  Pilecki let himself be captured in Warsaw and became inmate 4859. Over the next two years, Pilecki prepared the camp’s inmates for an uprising, distributed extra food, and even built a secret radio transmitter to communicate his findings. He escaped in 1943, but was arrested by Stalinist police in 1947 after being accused of spying.  He was executed soon after.

Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, volunteered to infiltrate the Auschwitz concentration camp as a prisoner and escaped with intelligence that convinced the allies that the Holocaust was taking place.

During The Holocaust, Irena Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto.

During World War II, Irena Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. A Righteous Gentile.

Wilhelm Hosenfeld was a German Army officer who helped Polish Jews escape the death camps... incl the famous pianist depicted in the movie "The Pianist" with Adrian Brody.  He was later captured by the Russians and died in captivity several yrs after the war.

Wilhelm Hosenfeld May 1895 – 13 August was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland. He died in Soviet captivity.

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".

Peter Schiff, Anne Frank's childhood crush. He died at Auschwitz. Peter Schiff 1939, discovered 2008.

Discovered: 2008 Taken: 1939 In Anne Frank’s Diary Anne called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” In 1940 at the age of 11 she writes ‘Peter was the ideal boy: tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face.

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