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Elevation of the Cross, Holy Virgin "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Cathedral, San Francisco, CA, USA

ThanksDorie Miller was born in Waco, TX. He joined the Navy as a cook and was in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He helped carry many sailors to safety and manned an anti aircraft weapon that he had never been trained to use. He was award the Navy Cross for his heroic actions and it was personally presented to him by Admiral Nimitz - head of the entire Pacific Fleet. It was the first time that an African American in the Pacific Fleet received such a high commendation. awesome pin

Doris "Dorie" Miller, born in Waco, Texas in known for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

A Sign of the times: carrying your gas mask everywhere...

Life in London during the onset of the war, November Photograph by Carl Mydans.

Amelia Earhart - she was a nurse's aid in Toronto, CA during WW1. Many of her…

Amelia Erhart - she was a nurses aide in Toronto, CA during Many of her patients were pilots. [Complete news to me!] History and WWI

Leopold Socha rescued Jews from the ghetto in the Lwow sewer system. Socha and his wife cared for the fugitives and, together with the Wroblewskis paid for the food out of their own pockets.

Penny says: "In Darkness, is a harrowing, fact-based account of Jews from the Lvov ghetto hiding underground for over a year with assistance from sewer-worker Leopold Socha and his wife Magdalena.

Bl. Alberto Marvelli - Roman Catholic Layman. During World War II, Alberto rescued those being deported by the Nazis to concentration camps by breaking open the locked rail cars to let the prisoners free. Feastday October 5

During World War II, Alberto rescued those being deported by the Nazis to concentration camps by breaking open the locked rail cars to let the prisoners free.

Lise Meitner  was an Austrian born physicist who studied radioactivity and nuclear physics. Her deepest motivation was to pursue truth through scientific investigation for the benefit of humanity/ she deserves credit for her formulation of the theory which led to an understanding of how to unlock the energy within the atom. She was one of the pioneers of the atomic energy age, but she refused to join the Manhattan Project because, given her moral convictions, she did not wish to work on a…

Lise Meitner was an Austrian born physicist who studied radioactivity and nuclear physics. Her deepest motivation was to pursue truth throu.

Fr. Leon Stepniak, who was the last surviving priest of the 3,000 priests sent to die in the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau, has passed away today, April 9, 2013. He was 100 years old.

Polish priest who was oldest surviving prisoner at Dachau concentration camp dies aged 100 ~ World War II

Ravensbrueck, Polish political prisoner Helena Hegier (Rafalska), who was subjected to medical experiments in 1942. This photograph was entered as evidence for the prosecution at the Medical Trial in Nuremberg. The disfiguring scars resulted from incisions made by medical personnel that were purposely infected with bacteria, dirt, and slivers of glass.

Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp Medical Experiments

A war crimes investigation photo of the disfigured leg of a survivor from Ravensbrueck, Polish political prisoner Helena Hegier (Rafalska), .

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