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*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.

Portrait of Mother Superior Alfonse, who hid Jewish children from the Nazis in the Dominican Convent of Lubbeek near Hasselt. Yad Vashem recognized her as "Righteous Among the Nations." Belgium, wartime — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Mart Payne, 5 years old, picks from 10 to 20 pounds a day. His mother said "Mart, he haint old nuff to go to school much, but he kin pick his 20 pounds a day. Mostly 10 to 15 pounds." - In the rural south it was not uncommon on the small farms for the family members to all go to the fields and pick cotton-white or black, you picked. In the 1950s the going rate for a hundred pounds of cotton was fifty cents - the more you picked, the more you made.

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15 badass women of World War II, Violette Szabo, Allied Spy wreaked havoc against Nazis in France until she was caught and died in Ravensbruck

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Michael Aspel among two thousand WW2 children evacuees reunited 70 years later

Two thousand WWII children evacuees reunite 70 years later - Families were split up as three million children were given their rations and sent on trains out of the cities and, hopefully, to safety as the Second World War began.