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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.  The immensely beautiful song is called Wiegala.  Her husband survived.

A Czech singer and poet, Ilse, along with her son and husband, was…

Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) at the age of seven.... The Queen Mother's exact date of birth in August 1900 as the fourth daughter of Lord Glamis, later 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, has always been disputed...she was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret...

photo of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mum), future Queen and wife of George VI, mother of HM Queen Elizabeth II. We always see images of her in later life. She was quite beautiful as a girl.

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught & sentenced to hard labor. She volunteered to be killed in place of another woman who has children and is taken to the gas chamber.

World War II : Unsung heroes of the French Resistance : Mother Elisabeth.

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”…

Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad on 12 October 1915, aged 49, for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I.

October 1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during the First World War. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

The forgotten history of white slavery in America, From 1641 to 1652 over 300,000 Irish were sold as slaves in America by the English. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Child workers before Child Labor Laws )): Young Oyster Shuckers, Port Royal, South Carolina

The "Polish Schindler": Physician Eugene Lazowski discovered injecting healthy patients with dead bacteria could cause them to test positive for epidemic typhus without experiencing any symptoms. He  a friend worked secretly to inject thousands of Poles , deliberately creating the appearance of an epidemic. Fearful of contagious illness, Nazi's quarantined the villages rather than sending them to concentration camps.

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

being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp 1945

aww, God bless them. pinner writes: When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.

IRENA SENDLER (1910-2008) - a true hero who saved 2,500 children. Irena was a nurse / social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II. She smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto. She said, “Every child saved with my help is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to glory.”

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground. She helped save Jewish children.

Alegra Shami, 84, with the only photo she has of her father. She was 16 when she arrived at Auschwitz. “They ordered us to stand in a line,” she said. “A young woman grabbed me and shouted: ‘Reach out your left arm. I’m going to put a number on it. And you will remember it for the rest of your life — if you survive at all  — just for as long as you manage to survive’. I’m 84 years old. My number: 76914.”

A Tattoo to Remember

Alegra Shami, holding a picture of her father. She was 16 when she arrived at Auschwitz. “They ordered us to stand in a line,” ‘Reach out your left arm. I’m going to put a number on it." I’m now 84 years old. My number:

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