Élise Rivet - Algeria - January 19, 1890 – March 30, 1945 Élise was the 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 in March of 1944 & sentenced to hard labor at Ravensbrück concentration camp. About a year later, Élise was murdered along with thousands of others just weeks before the war ended.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler: A WWII Hero's Story
Ilse Hirsch was a Nazi resistance fighter who played a key role in the assassination of Franz Oppenhoff in the later days of World War Two. Born in 1922, Hirsch joined the League of German Girls, part of the Hitler Youth movement, when she was 16 years old and became one of the organisation’s leaders. In 1945 she became involved with the Nazi resistance force, dubbed ‘The Werewolves’, whose mission was to work behind enemy lines as the Allies advanced into Germany. Hirsch ...
Mother Marie Skobtzova. Russian Orthodox Nun in France who helped Jews during the Holocaust. In July 1942 the Nazis rounded up thousands of Jews for deportation. Mother Maria managed to enter the stadium where they were being held, and with the help of garbage collectors, smuggled out several children in garbage bins. The Nazis soon warned her to stop helping Jews, but she did not listen. Mother Maria was arrested in February 1943 and sent to concentration camps, where she perished.
Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German industrialist and spy who is credited with saving no less than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. He did so by employing them in his enamelware and munitions factories, located in present-day Poland and the Czech Republic, respectively. He was named "Righteous Among the Nations" by the Israeli government in 1963, and was later interred in Jerusalem upon his death on 9.Oct.1974.
Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova a WWII Soviet Pilot flew over 300 combat missions [433 × 663] 1942-45
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.