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    One of the most visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews and people of other religious faith!

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Josef Tiso, a Catholic priest, was the pro-Nazi leader of Slovakia during the war years. He collaborated with the Germans in deporting 73,000 Slovak Jews, mostly to Aushswitz where they were all gassed. After the war, Tiso was tried, convicted, and hanged for his war crimes.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

"We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African continent. We got on the slave ships together. We lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships in each others excrement and urine together, sometimes died together, and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together. Today, we are standing up together, with faith and even some joy." SLAVERY MONUMENT, River St - Savannah GA

Dig the sleeve-age! (Isabella I of Castile, mother to Katherine of Aragon and maternal grandmother of Mary I of England. Detail from The Virgin of the Catholic Monarchs by an unknown artist which depicts Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile).

Oskar Schindler (German Industrialist) Known for his active role in sparing jewish lives from the concentration camps. Employed a thousand Jews and protected them by bribes and charming everyone in dangerous positions to leave his workers alone. He was honored in his death by being buried in Jerusalem as he had wished to be buried with "his people." He is buried in a Catholic Cemetery on Mount Zion and is honored still today by the Jewish People.

The headquarters building of the Nazi party in Cologne at the Hohenzollen Ring 81 (1928). The sign at the top reads "The Jews are our Misfortune".

"Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest from France, has spent four years hearing witnesses accounts and searching for unmarked common graves in Ukraine, where 1.5 million Jews were shot dead by Nazis from 1941 to 1944 and buried throughout the country." Photo: Antoine Antoniol for The New York Times. "A Priest Methodically Reveals Ukrainian Jews’ Fate".

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German member of the Nazi party who worked as a special envoy to Nazi occupied Denmark. Risking his career, Duckwitz made a secret visit to neutral Sweden where he convinced Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson to allow Danish Jewish refugees to escape to Sweden. Over 6,000 Jews were ferried secretly to Sweden in boats.