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The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue) became head of the Warsaw Jewish Orphanage. In the ghetto, he did everything within his power to improve the situation of the children in his orphanage. Although offered the chance, he rejected the opportunity of going into hiding outside the ghetto and instead chose to stand by his orphans. On Aug 5, 1942, Korczak and the 200 children in his orphanage were deported to the Treblinka death camp where they all…

The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue)…

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming. People are idiots.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

Two Dutch children passing food to German children through the fence that divided the streets of Nieuwstraat/Neustraße, Kerkrade 10 October 1946

Davidrubino Two Dutch children passing food to German children through the fence that divided the streets of Nieuwstraat/Neustraße, Kerkrade 10 October 1946

Witold Pilecki - provided some of the first proof of the holocaust to the Allies, after escaping Auschwitz.

Witold Pilecki One of the greatest heroes of Resistance fighter who volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz to gather intelligence (to prove it was a death camp and not a labour camp).

Irena Sendler smuggled some 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto, saving those children during the Holocaust.[5]

Irena Sendler smuggled some Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto, saving those children during the Holocaust.

Kaj Munk, Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright. During the German occupation of Denmark from 1940 he spoke boldly against the occupying power and their collaborators in speeches, sermons and poems. On January 4, 1943, Munk was taken from his parsonage by the Gestapo. His body was found the next day in a ditch near a road. He had been shot through the head. More than four thousand people defied Nazi orders and attended his funeral.

Kaj Munk, Danish Lutheran pastor and playwright. During the German occupation of…

The few lucky ones: A Jewish woman and her daughter after their release from a German slave labor camp. They worked at an ammunition plant.

Among the few lucky ones, a Czech Jewish woman and her daughter after their release from a German slave labor camp at Kaunitz where they worked at an ammunition plant, liberated by the U. Army, photographed by Fred Ramage.

REMEMBER THIS LADY!!!    Irena Sendler    Look at this lady - Let us never forget!  She and her 'fellow employees' smuggled babies in their tool boxes, older children in sacks and boxes on their trucks. They often sedated the children so they would be quiet but she is said to have used a dog on one of her trucks who would bark menacingly whan soldiers would approach to inspect it. The soldiers had no desire to get close to the dog and left the interior of the truck unsearched.

Irena Sendler Died 12 May 2008 (age Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.

Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to die in place of a stranger in a concentration camp. He 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.   He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.  Pope John Paul II even declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult…

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

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.

Starting in October 1943, Marianne Cohen, a member of the French Resistance, smuggled groups of children to Switzerland until she was arrested in May 1944, with a group of 28 children. The Jewish members of the underground planned to rescue her but she refused, lest her escape endanger the children. The children were rescued, but Marianne Cohn was kidnapped by members of the special services from Lyon on July 3, 1944, severely tortured and murdered in Ville la Grand, near Annemasse.

Marianne Cohn, member of the Mouvement de la Jeunesse Sioniste and Jewish French resistant, also involved in the rescue of Jewish children and young people. In May, she was arrested along with 28 Jewish children under her care and interned.

Children. They are the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. Very, very interesting

Between 1933 and millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families.

Dr. Eugene Lazowski faked a typhus epidemic in his region of Poland during WWII to save hundreds from the concentration camps. Great story of heros in the time of great need.

Eugene Lazowski faked a typhus epidemic in his region of Poland during WWII to save hundreds from the concentration camps. (for every 1 person willing to do the wrong thing, there are 4 people that are there to do the right thing).

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier 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

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier who survived a Chinese prison…

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

Physician, pedagogue, writer, journalist and social activist. Born as Henryk Goldszmit on the 22nd of July 1878 or 1879 in Warsaw, died on the 6th of August 1942 in Treblinka

Janusz Korczak - Physician, pedagogue, writer, journalist and social activist. Born as Henryk Goldszmit on the of July 1878 or 1879 in Warsaw, died on the of August 1942 in Treblinka.

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